Washington, 20 December. A district judge in the US state of Texas ordered this Tuesday that minors cannot use contraceptives subsidized by a federal program called Title X, without obtaining their parents’ approval.
The decision, which reaffirms a position taken by the magistrate two weeks earlier, determined that the subsidy program could not be applied to juveniles, so it struck down the portion of Title X that specified that minors Parental approval is not required to buy.
“This order puts at risk the health and lives of young people who may be denied their ability to access the health care they need to build healthy lives,” Alexis McGill, president of Planned Parenthood, said in a statement today.
Organizations defending reproductive rights condemned the decision, which was called a new attempt by the most conservative forces in the country to restrict access to reproductive health following the Supreme Court’s ruling in June to eliminate constitutional protections for abortion. was prepared as. ,
“Major medical organizations have made it clear that young people need access to confidential health care services, particularly as it relates to sexual and reproductive health,” the organization recalled.
Planned Parenthood also recalled that those who would be most affected by this decision are those belonging to communities with fewer resources, such as African Americans and Latinos, or rural communities.
The Texas judge’s ruling agrees with Alexander Dianda, who claims Title X prevents him from raising his daughters in the Christian faith, which teaches that a man should not have sex before marriage.
The magistrate, Matthew Kaczmarik, is the one who just days ago once again blocked Democrat Joe Biden’s administration from ending the controversial “remain in Mexico” rule that requires asylum seekers to wait in line during their status in that country. is needed. It’s resolved. Migrant.
Kacsmaryk was nominated by former President Donald Trump (2017–2021).