COLUMBUS – Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) voiced strong opposition to the Trump administration's decision to end the Department of Health and Human Service's teen pregnancy prevention program. This decision will have direct negative impacts on seven Cuyahoga County school districts, each struggling to address high teen pregnancy rates. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, "those districts will lose about $2 million in federal grant money for prevention..." Senator Yuko released the following statement in response to the administration's actions:

“This is a terrible decision by the Trump administration, which could hurt the progress we’ve made to address Ohio’s high infant mortality rate. Cutting funding to programs that help curb teen pregnancy also makes no sense if the goal is to improve public health.

"These programs have been a real benefit to the schools in my Senate district, and cutting them will only hurt our young people. With the continued efforts to defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio and across the country, these programs are needed now more than ever.”

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