Led by Nevada and California,
a coalition of 23 states is joining the battle to block the Trump administration
rule restricting access to reproductive healthcare.
The title X rule prohibits
doctors from providing referrals for abortion or offering patients complete
information about their family planning options.
Nevada Attorney General Aaron
Ford and California AG Xavier Becerra argue the rule endangers the health, well
being and economic security of patients.
They are seeking to join the
city of Baltimore which has fled suit to block the rule form taking effect.
“Politics has no place in the
doctor’s office,” said Ford in a statement. “Millions of low-income and
under-served families rely on Title X for access to a broad range of health
services and my office will use every means to ensure their rights are
Becerra said the new rule
“has upended the Title X program which provides critical reproductive and
preventative health services to low income women and families across the
He said programs that provide
those people with healthcare are especially vital during the pandemic.