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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled today in favor of King County

In 2015, federal health department awarded King County a grant to study the impact of the Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) curriculum on teen pregnancy 

Last year, the Trump-Pence Administration moved to terminate federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program grants 

FLASH lesson plans were downloaded 80,000 times by educators across the country last year, and the teen birth rate has fallen by 63% in King County since 2008 

King County, along with eight other grant recipients, filed lawsuits against the Trump-Pence Administration in federal court, arguing that grants were wrongfully terminated

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), released a statement following a federal court ruling that blocked the Trump-Pence Administration’s efforts to revoke grants in the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program:

“Time and again, Congress has come together with bipartisan support for evidence-based investments to reduce teen pregnancy. I’m glad that despite the Trump-Pence Administration’s alarming attempts to undermine these important investments and other efforts to promote the health and wellbeing of women and youths, King County can continue its work to reduce teen pregnancy and provide new research on how we get young people the information they need to make healthy decisions and plan for their futures.”