Judge Blocks Cuts To Planned Parenthood Grants Saying HHS Acted ‘Arbitrarily And Capriciously’
In July, HHS informed recipients of 81 teen pregnancy prevention grants that it would terminate their agreements two years early, despite previously seeking competitive bids for a firm to conduct the five-year study.
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Judge Prevents Trump From Cutting Planned Parenthood Grants
A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction blocking the Trump administration from cutting grants to Planned Parenthood that pay for a teen pregnancy prevention program in numerous states. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rice of Spokane issued his ruling late Tuesday, after listening to arguments from attorneys for Planned Parenthood and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Geranios, 4/25)
Federal Judge Blocks Trump Cuts To Planned Parenthood Teen Pregnancy Program
U.S. District Judge Thomas Rice on Tuesday issued a permanent injunction preventing the administration from ending the grants two years earlier than originally planned, saying that doing so would cause public harm. "The Court determines that the public interest weighs in favor of Plaintiffs, as it would prevent harm to the community ... and prevent loss of data regarding the effectiveness of teen pregnancy prevention," Rice wrote. (Hellmann, 4/25)