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Baltimore City wins case against U.S. Health Department

Government cut funding for teen pregnancy programs
Posted at 10:59 AM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 18:24:07-04

Baltimore city has won a lawsuit against the U.S. Health Department concerning funding to prevent teen pregnancy.

A federal judge has ordered the Trump Administration to continue funding for organizations that receive grants from the teen pregnancy prevention program. 

RELATED: Baltimore City fighting to bring back funding for sex education

The city's health department was told last July the grant would be terminated early, cutting about $3.5 million in funding for things like birth control and health education. 

City Health Commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen says the cut was "shocking" and "unprecedented". She plans to respond to the latest court ruling Thursday afternoon.