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California Sues Trump Administration over Planned Parenthood Funding

California attorney general Xavier Becerra (File photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

California on Monday became the first of an expected 21 states to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over new regulations that would strip millions of dollars in federal funding from Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide abortions or abortion referrals.

California attorney general Xavier Becerra announced that the state has filed a suit against the administration over changes to Title X, a $286 million annual family-planning grant that covers STD testing, birth control, and cancer screenings for about 4 million low-income Americans.

The new rules require the “physical and financial separation” of family-planning facilities that receive Title X money and facilities that provide abortions or abortion referrals.

“The Trump-Pence Administration has doubled down on its attacks on women’s health,” Becerra said in a statement.

Planned Parenthood currently receives between $50 million and $60 million in Title X money each year, but the new rules would likely exclude many of the group’s clinics from eligibility for the program going forward.

“Planned Parenthood will fight the Trump-Pence administration through every avenue so this illegal, unethical rule never goes into effect,” Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Wen told reporters.

In addition to California and Washington D.C., Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin have said they intend to sue the administration over the new rules.

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