Representative Madeleine Dean

Representing the 4th District of Pennsylvania

Rep. Madeleine Dean Criticizes Trump Administration for Interfering with Doctor-Patient Relationships and Disrupting Access to Reproductive Health Care

August 21, 2019
Press Release

GLENSIDE, PA – Today, Rep. Madeleine Dean spoke out about the Trump administration’s decision to force Planned Parenthood out of the federal Title X program, which funds affordable birth control and reproductive health services nationwide.

 

“The Trump administration offered Planned Parenthood a devil’s bargain: either withhold crucial medical information from patients, or stop receiving funds,” said Rep. Dean. “This is unacceptable – and dangerous.”

 

Planned Parenthood serves approximately forty percent of Title X patients, providing birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment. “In some parts of the United States – including in my neighboring district in Bucks County – Planned Parenthood is the only provider of reproductive health services for low-income people,” added Rep. Dean.

 

Planned Parenthood’s health centers have been part of Title X for nearly half a century; the organization has pledged to keep its doors open.

 

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