T he Trump administration announced Monday that tax-financed family planning clinics are banned from referring women to abortion providers as part of the Title X family planning program.
The Protect Life Rule, which has many abortion rights Proponents call a "gag rule" that not only stops the transfers of abusers, but also dictates that no abortion provider receives taxpayer money. This rule, which applies to all planned parenting clinics, is considered a blow to abortion rights groups who provide health care to low-income women.
The Abortion Group Susan B. Anthony List praised the Trump administration Monday and said, "Without reducing the funding of Title X by one cent, the Protect Life Rule simply draws a clear line between abortion and Family plan to prevent abortion companies like Planned Parenthood from treating Title X as their private slush fund. "
Last week, the 9th instance appeals court upheld a ruling of June 20 to overturn injunctions that had blocked the rule from being enforced. In a statement released on Monday, Susan B. Anthony List said the group was "confident that the Trump administration will eventually prevail, and grateful that the Protect Life Rule can begin saving lives in the meantime."
Title X provides approximately $ 260 million in grants annually to clinics, including Planned Parenthood's partners, providing services to more than 1
Abortion law groups have condemned the government's restrictions on access to abortion, including pending litigation over whether an employer can refuse to report contraception for religious reasons as part of an "ideological agenda".