Court Rules Trump Administration Can Ax Planned Parenthood Funding by as Much as $60 Million
Claire Chretien : Jun 21, 2019
"This ruling is a victory for President Trump and the majority of Americans who do not want to fund the abortion industry with their tax dollars." -Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List
(Washington, DC) — [Lifesitenews.com] A panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals today allowed the Trump administration to deny federal funding to entities that commit abortions on site, a temporary but significant victory for the pro-life movement. The court will continue to consider lawsuits against the rule while it is in effect. (Image: Pixabay)
In February, the Trump administration rolled out rules requiring facilities that receive family planning grant money Title X services to be physically separate from those that commit or refer for abortions. Under the previous rules, Title X services and abortions could "co-locate" in the same center, as long as the abortions were privately funded. The facilities receiving federal money must also be financially separate from abortion centers.
This new regulation, called the Protect Life Rule, is expected to reduce Planned Parenthood's federal subsidies by $60 million.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Rule also ends "referral for abortion as a method of family planning," eliminates a "requirement that Title X providers offer abortion counseling and referral," and requires "more complete reporting by grantees about subrecipients and more clarity about informal partnerships with referral agencies"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here
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