This ruling means that Baltimore City students will continue to receive evidence based teen pregnancy prevention education delivered by teachers specially trained to teach these important curricula, this means that Baltimore City students will be able to continue Baltimore City students work in reducing teen birth rates, which fell 61 % in Baltimore City from 2000 to 2016.
Just like the Trump administration and the state politicians they embolden, Missouri Governor Parson's inspections process has become just another vehicle to intimidate doctors like me and to push abortion out of reach for patients, none of this has one bit to do with patient health or safety, but rather, banning abortion.
Planned Parenthood will not sit by and watch as politicians take our rights and freedoms to women's health care away, we will fight in Missouri, Georgia, Alabama, and everywhere else politicians interfere with medical care, because women's health care is health care and health care is a human right.
This rule compromises the oath that I took to serve patients and help them with making the best decision for their own health. Patients expect their doctors to speak honestly with them, to answer their questions, to help them in their time of need, imagine if the Trump administration prevented doctors from talking to our patients with diabetes about insulin. It would never happen. Reproductive health care should be no different.