WASHINGTON, D.C., July 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The Trump administration has announced the imminent enforcement of a rule that threatens to cut a tenth of Planned Parenthood’s federal tax funding, after receiving the go-ahead from a federal appeals court.
In February, the administration finalized a rule that will require “clear financial and physical separation between Title X-funded projects and programs or facilities where abortion is a method of family planning,” ban “referral for abortion as a method of family planning,” eliminate a “requirement that Title X providers offer abortion counseling and referral,” and require “more complete reporting by grantees about subrecipients and more clarity about informal partnerships with referral agencies.”
The rule is projected to cut almost $60 million from the $563.8 million Planned Parenthood received during the most recent fiscal year, and redirect it to women’s health providers that aren’t involved in abortions. This has provoked intense anger among abortion supporters and lawsuits from 21 states and the District of Columbia, as well as Planned Parenthood and the American Medical Association (AMA).
In April, U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian issued a nationwide injunction against the rule, claiming it lacked “proper consideration of sound medical opinions and the economic
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