Trump Administration Blocks Funds for Planned Parenthood and Others Over Abortion Referrals

By | February 22, 2019

The Trump administration issued a rule on Friday barring organizations that provide abortion referrals from receiving federal family planning money, a step that could cut millions of dollars in funding to Planned Parenthood and direct it toward religiously-based, anti-abortion groups.

The rule, which has been expected for months, is almost certain to be challenged in court. It also requires organizations that receive funding under the program, called Title X, to have “physical and financial separation” between abortion-related services and programs that involve birth control or other family planning services. Organizations that receive federal funds have already been prohibited for years from using it to finance abortion services.

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