Commentary: Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a coalition of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of a nationwide preliminary injunction that would block a recent attempt by the Trump-Pence Administration to reduce access to Title X, the nation’s family planning program. Title X provides family planning services including birth control, and other critical preventive care to uninsured and under-insured patients. The new set of requirements put forward by the Trump-Pence Administration would jeopardize the lives and the health of millions of low-income women and families across the United States by threatening funding for birth control, sexually transmitted disease testing, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and infertility treatment.
“President Trump and Vice President Pence have no business intruding in the reproductive health and family planning of New Mexico women,” said Attorney General Balderas. “I will continue to stand up to the President’s policies that harm New Mexico’s children and families.”