August 19, 2019
Today the Oregon Health Authority submitted a letter to the federal Department of Health and Human Services affirming its intent to remain a Title X grantee while not utilizing Title X funds for any expenses. The agency intends to maintain this temporary status until an injunction is reinstated or there is final resolution to Oregon’s legal challenge to the rule.
The new federal regulations impose some conditions that Oregon cannot comply with because doing so would violate its own laws that prohibit it from interfering with or restricting benefits, services or information regarding a woman’s right to choose to terminate a pregnancy.
OHA remains committed to ensuring continued funding for comprehensive, high-quality reproductive health care.
Clients seeking care at the Reproductive Health Program’s network of clinics will continue to receive the same high-quality, client-centered reproductive health services that have always been available.