Trump Admin Implements “Protect Life Rule” to Block Abortion Referrals at Taxpayer-Funded Family Planning Clinics

The Trump Administration banned abortion referrals at taxpayer-funded family planning clinics on Monday.

The new “Protect Life Rule” will be implemented immediately.

Planned Parenthood and the state of California tried to block the new rules but a federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration in a decision last week.

 

Mark Meadows tweeted out.

Rep. Jody Hice weighed in…

A ban on abortion referrals at taxpayer-funded family planning clinics is taking effect immediately, the Trump administration said Monday.

The Department of Health and Human Services told family planning providers it would begin enforcing the rules after receiving the go-ahead in recent weeks from two federal courts.

That means clinics receiving family planning grants to provide contraception and other services to low-income women will have to stop providing abortion referrals or lose their funding.

The requirement that family planning services funded by Title X be financially separate from abortion services also begins today. An additional requirement that abortion services and Title X services be performed in separate facilities won’t take effect until next year.

The rules have been praised by conservatives and anti-abortion advocates, who saw the changes to the Title X family planning program as a way to cut funding to Planned Parenthood…

… Planned Parenthood, the state of California and several other states have sued to block the rules, but were dealt a setback last week when a federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration.

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