The head of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England pledged not to let attacks from government leaders interfere with the group’s mission.
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England will forfeit about $2.1 million annually by rejecting the federal money.
Connecticut will join other states suing to block a new Trump administration mandate that bars federal family-planning money from going to health care groups that offer abortion referrals.
WASHINGTON — Cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood is a priority for many congressional Republicans, but that effort is likely to stumble because other GOP lawmakers are hesitant to take aim at health clinics that are popular with their constituents. Nevertheless, the GOP is moving forward on a promise it has made to defund Planned Parenthood.
This year, Connecticut passed groundbreaking legislation that once again proved it is a leader in the LGBTQ rights movement – the birth certificate bill. It allows transgender and intersex people to correct the gender designation on their birth certificates. By passing this bill, the state removed discriminatory policies and eliminated barriers preventing members of the transgender community from accessing their basic rights.
Far too many people in the black community face unequal access to proper health care and education services.
WASHINGTON – To opponents of the Affordable Care Act, it’s a political victory, but to Connecticut women’s rights groups and its Democratic politicians, the Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby will erode a woman’s right to contraception.