California on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration seeking to block changes to Title X, the federally funded program that offers family planning and related preventative health services.
"The Trump-Pence administration has doubled down on its attacks on women's health," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) said in a statement. "This illegal Title X rule denies patients access to critical healthcare services and prevents doctors from providing comprehensive and accurate information about medical care."
Under the new rules, the administration would be able to move millions of dollars from Planned Parenthood to faith-based family planning organizations and prohibit federally funded family planning clinics from operating in the same space as an abortion provider, The Associated Press reports. Becerra said the new regulations will affect four million women in the U.S. who undergo cancer screenings and get pregnancy tests.
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Twenty other states, including New York, Hawaii, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., plan to sue the administration over the rule changes on Tuesday.
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