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Federal Appeals Court Further Delays Justice in Jane Doe Case

New York, NY  — Planned Parenthood Federation of America released the following statement after a federal appeals court further delayed Jane Doe’s access to safe, legal abortion.

Statement from Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

It is an outrage that the Trump Administration stepped in to block Jane Doe from her constitutional right to safe, legal abortion. This additional delay sets a dangerous precedent in disregarding constitutional rights. The lack of humanity and empathy in these decisions is abhorrent. Everyone deserves access to basic health care regardless of their age, income, or immigration status.


Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 600 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood affiliates serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives