Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

TRENTON, NJ – Yesterday, a federal court in Pennsylvania entered a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump-Pence administration’s latest attack on affordable birth control. This decision, made in response to litigation brought forward by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the State of Pennsylvania, temporarily blocks the Administration’s sweeping new rules that would eliminate free birth control coverage. These rules would allow virtually any employer or university to refuse birth control coverage on the basis of their moral or religious objection.

“This is a win for women, but we still have work to counter the Trump-Pence administration’s efforts to make reproductive health difficult or impossible to access,” said Triste Brooks of Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey. “The Affordable Care Act’s no co-pay birth control benefit is recognition that the vast majority of women use birth control and that is an important part of basic health care.”

“The ability to make decisions about having children is deeply personal and one of the most fundamental human rights,” said Brooks. “The federal courts recognize this. The Trump-Pence Administration is out of step.”

This decision comes as the administration is soon expected to advance a “gag rule” policy designed to dismantle Title X —  the nation’s long-standing program for affordable birth control, and the one program meant to ensure that people with low incomes have access to birth control, STI testing, cancer screenings, and other essential reproductive health care. Planned Parenthood health centers across the country serve 41 percent of the four million patients who receive care through this program.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey (PPAFNJ) is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) non-profit social welfare organization, and the advocacy arm of the Planned Parenthood Affiliates in New Jersey. We advocate for access to essential health care through education, activism, voter engagement, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy. For more information, visit our website at: www.ppactionnj.org.


This website uses cookies

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors use cookies and other tools to collect, store, monitor, and analyze information about your interaction with our site to improve performance, analyze your use of our sites and assist in our marketing efforts. You may opt out of the use of these cookies and other tools at any time by visiting Cookie Settings. By clicking “Allow All Cookies” you consent to our collection and use of such data, and our Terms of Use. For more information, see our Privacy Notice.

Cookie Settings

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors, use cookies, pixels, and other tracking technologies to collect, store, monitor, and process certain information about you when you access and use our services, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences, or your device. We use that information to make the site work, analyze performance and traffic on our website, to provide a more personalized web experience, and assist in our marketing efforts. We also share information with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners. You can change your default settings according to your preference. You cannot opt-out of our Necessary Cookies as they are deployed to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting the cookie banner and remembering your settings, to log into your account, to redirect you when you log out, etc.). For more information, please see our Privacy Notice.



We use online advertising to promote our mission and help constituents find our services. Marketing pixels help us measure the success of our campaigns.



We use qualitative data, including session replay, to learn about your user experience and improve our products and services.



We use web analytics to help us understand user engagement with our website, trends, and overall reach of our products.