The Fifth Circuit Just Took Us One Step Closer to Ending Birth Control Access

The Fifth Circuit ruled that Texas law is not preempted by Title X.

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The Fifth Circuit? Overturning decades of precedent? Groundbreaking. Cage Rivera/Rewire News Group

This week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in Deanda v. Becerra, which challenges teens’ ability to access birth control without parental consent. The Fifth Circuit, unsurprisingly, ruled in favor of Deanda, upending four decades of federal precedent.

Jess and Imani break down the appeals court’s decision and why the ruling is a ticking time bomb for Title X in other states, too.

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