WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood Federation of America released the following statement in opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed rule that would encourage discrimination in federally funded programs offered through the Department of Health and Human Services, such as HIV prevention and treatment programs, foster care placement programs, and other critial health programs.
Statement from Jacqueline Ayers, Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy, Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
“Once again, the Trump administration is trying to attack and erase LGBTQ people and other marginalized groups, many of whom face far too many barriers to accessing health care and social services, raising their families, and living their most authentic lives. This proposed rule would undermine public health and make it even harder for members of the LGBTQ community to access the critical services they need. It is particularly alarming that the administration is indicating it will stop enforcing the current regulation that prohibits discrimination, even before people have been able to voice their opinions and concerns. Planned Parenthood vehemently opposes this rule and will continue working to build a world where no one experiences discrimination because of their gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.”
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 organizations 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.