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Trump Admin Issues New Title X Rule That Would Deprive Planned Parenthood of Federal Funding

Trump Admin Issues New Title X Rule That Would Deprive Planned Parenthood of Federal Funding

“It requires the ‘physical and financial” separation of family planning services and abortion.”

President Donald Trump’s administration has taken a step towards stripping Planned Parenthood of federal funding.

The Health and Human Services Department has changed rules in the Title X program that will not allow groups that provide abortion or abortion referrals to participate in a $286 million federal family program.

From The Washington Examiner:

The rule applies to a grant, known as Title X, that pays for birth control, testing of sexually transmitted diseases, and cancer screenings. It requires the “physical and financial” separation of family planning services and abortion.

Federal funds are not permitted to go toward abortions except in the cases of rape, incest, or if a woman’s pregnancy threatens her life. Abortion foes, however, have long fought for rules along the lines of the one advanced Friday because they say allocating federal funds toward clinics such as Planned Parenthood frees up additional funds to provide abortions.

Planned Parenthood makes up the majority of the chunk of the program since it receives between $50 million and $60 million from it.

The critics have called this a gag order, but clinics can still talk to women about abortions. They just cannot refer them.

More than likely the abortion provider will challenge the rule in federal court. It’s similar to a rule from the 1980s:

The rule is similar to a 1988 policy instituted by former President Ronald Reagan, which required family planning services to have a “physical separation” and “separate personnel” from abortion providers.

Planned Parenthood and other groups challenged the Reagan-era rule in court. The Supreme Court allowed the policy to move forward, but it was never carried out completely. Then-President Bill Clinton rolled back the rules in 1994.

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That’s good.

NOW, push to defund PP altogether. Like was promised.

    RedEchos in reply to Ragspierre. | February 22, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Gotta get the camels nose under the tent before you can get the rest of the camel in there

    Plus you have to let the ‘Hawaiian judge’ play out the string.

    But eventually it will get done, I hope

    Your fav, Romney, supported PP.

    Trump is defunding it. Trump, an actual conservative, Romney a prog.

      Ragspierre in reply to Barry. | February 22, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      You cult leader T-rump supported Progs…including PP…for decades before his campaign conversion.

      Romney was NEVER my favorite, though he is a good man.

      But you’ll tell ANY lie to troll.

        “…though he is a good man.”

        Sure he is, Romney is a bigtime supporter of Planned parenthood abortion. You voted for him, and support him at every turn.

        Did Bush defund PP, the first Bush? Nope.

        It’s President Trump that is defunding PP. Period. End of story.

        Trump is the progs worst nightmare. You’re fit right in with the progs and their hatred.

    G. de La Hoya in reply to Ragspierre. | February 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    You are right, it is good. I’m reminded of the Republican House with Obama in office, the shutdown because of PP funding and the near shutdown because of PP funding. Republicans caved. It might be easier federally funding the NRA under a Democrat House 😉

JusticeDelivered | February 22, 2019 at 5:14 pm

Elections have consequences. When Trump won the election Democrats could have gone on their knees and begged forgiveness. If they had done so, his administration could have been much more friendly to their interests.

Instead they poured on abuse, abuse which is still ongoing.

I remember quite clearly Dems claiming that Trump did not have the connections he needed to create an administration.

The dumb shits drove Trump in republican hands. I think that this is one of the worst cases of political incompetence I have seen. Planned Parenthood is one first casualties, but not the last.

PP used tax dollars to donate to political candidates. In a just world they would have to pay back every single cent

As usual, the left relies on euphemisms to make evil sound good. That’s why they call it “reproductive healthcare” or “women’s healthcare” (but not the baby’s) or just plain “healthcare”.

Baby steps. Selective-child, unlike one-child, reflects normalization of a wicked solution in a significant minority of the population. That said, end age discrimination, summary judgments, and cruel and unusual punishments. Pro-Choice is two choices too late. #HerToo #HimToo

Abortion has nothing to do with public health. Kamala Harris is an idiot.

(a) There are hundreds of reputable organizations that perform the same services EXCEPT for abortions and selling parts from dismembered babies.

Planned “Parenthood” resides on the dark side – abort their taxpayer funding.

And/or then also …

(b) Get the federal government OUT of the individual healthcare business regardless.

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