After King County’s lawsuit win, Trump administration restores sex-ed research funding to county

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Following a successful lawsuit against the federal government, King County now has sufficient funds to proceed with important sexual health education research

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services delivered the $1 million contract originally awarded to King County for a scientific study as part of the nationwide Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.

"We stood up for youth – and their teachers who depend on effective curriculum about sexual health – and we won. It’s shameful that we had to take the administration to court to get HHS to do its job, but now that we have the funding, we can move forward with important research that has the potential to improve the lives of millions of young people," said King County Executive Dow Constantine.

"It was clear from the start that the Trump-Pence Administration’s attempt to undermine bipartisan investments to reduce teen pregnancy was absolutely wrong-headed and would be damaging to efforts to promote the health and wellbeing of young people, not only in King County but in communities across the country," said Sen. Patty Murray. 

"I’m glad that King County is getting this year’s funding, which is needed for this evidence-based program to help reduce teen pregnancy and increase our understanding of how to effectively get young people the information they need to make healthy decisions."


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