first_img The U.S. government is urging federal judges to dismiss two lawsuits by Planned Parenthood affiliates over its efforts to impose what they called an “abstinence-only-until-marriage” focus in its Teen Pregnancy Protection Program. In court filings this week, government lawyers representing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said Planned Parenthood lacked standing to sue because it chose not to apply for grants from the program. (Stempel, 8/2) And — The Associated Press: HHS Names Family Planning Grantees Amid Battle Over Program This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Reuters: U.S. Urges End To Lawsuits Over ‘Abstinence-Only’ For Pregnant Teens The Trump administration will continue funding Planned Parenthood through a national family planning program, despite arguments from Republicans that it should be excluded from the grants. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Thursday the 96 organizations across the U.S. that would receive Title X family planning grants, including 13 Planned Parenthood affiliates. (Hellmann, 8/2) The Hill: Planned Parenthood Hangs Onto Federal Grants Despite GOP Objections  The Department of Health and Human Services says 96 organizations will get funding under the federal family planning program this year. Twelve will be new. They include community health centers, state agencies and Planned Parenthood affiliates. (8/2) Planned Parenthood To Continue To Receive Family Planning Funds Despite Push To Cut It From Program But the announcement from HHS did not specify how much the organization would receive in Title X grants, so there’s a possibility it could receive less money than previous years.last_img read more

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