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Oregon judge says he will block Trump's abortion rule

Story Continued Below McShane heard arguments in a pair of clothes filed by Planned Parenthood and the American Medical Association and of a coalition of more than 20 states. The applicants say that e-government rule issued in February should be cut down or blocked and argue that it interferes with patients' right to counseling on pregnancy options and exceeds the authority of the administration. The judge, according to a report in The Oregonian, called the Trump restrictions a "Ham-fisted approach to public health policy." But his ruling may be limited, as he said he was unwilling to cancel "national health care" policies. POLITIKO Playbook newsletter Sign up today to receive the # 1 classified newsletter in politics By signing up you agree to receive e-newsletters or warnings from POLITICO. You can cancel the subscription anytime. Leana Wen, President of Planned Parenthood of America, said in a statement that the development was "a victory for patients and doctors" and promised to continue to fight the administration in court and in Congress. The American Medical Association, in a statement, said that the rule would have created barriers to health care for low-income patients. "We are pleased that the judge shared AMA's concerns about the doctor-patient relationship that the rule would have jeopardized," said MD McAneny. Nearly two dozen states and several doctors and advocates have filed a series of moves to block the title X change. Similar arguments were held last week in San Francisco, and further hearings are held this week…

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McShane heard arguments in a pair of clothes filed by Planned Parenthood and the American Medical Association and of a coalition of more than 20 states. The applicants say that e-government rule issued in February should be cut down or blocked and argue that it interferes with patients’ right to counseling on pregnancy options and exceeds the authority of the administration.

The judge, according to a report in The Oregonian, called the Trump restrictions a “Ham-fisted approach to public health policy.” But his ruling may be limited, as he said he was unwilling to cancel “national health care” policies.

Leana Wen, President of Planned Parenthood of America, said in a statement that the development was “a victory for patients and doctors” and promised to continue to fight the administration in court and in Congress.

The American Medical Association, in a statement, said that the rule would have created barriers to health care for low-income patients. “We are pleased that the judge shared AMA’s concerns about the doctor-patient relationship that the rule would have jeopardized,” said MD McAneny.

Nearly two dozen states and several doctors and advocates have filed a series of moves to block the title X change. Similar arguments were held last week in San Francisco, and further hearings are held this week in Maine and Washington.

The Trump administration claims that the Supreme Court upheld a similar title X rule issued to the Reagan administration, which was never fully implemented. The Ministry of Justice also argued that the rule is justified because, despite a prolonged ban on federal funding of abortion, groups who planned parenting could “gather” their federal income for contraceptives and screenings with other funding used for abortion care.

Alice Miranda Ollstein contributed to this report . [19659017] This article was tagged under:

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