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Despite years of fighting calls to “defund Planned Parenthood,” the reproductive healthcare organization may now voluntarily remove itself from a massive government funding program, after a federal appeals court allowed a controversial new abortion rule to go forward.
For months, Planned Parenthood has been battling a new Trump administration rule that bars taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from talking with their patients about abortion, or referring them to abortion providers. Planned Parenthood deemed the measure a “gag rule” and said it would pull out of Title X—the program that administers the funds—rather than comply with the new regulations.
The article goes on to state the following:
The court ruling Friday put that declaration to the test: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to rehear its previous order allowing the rule to go forward.
In a statement, Planned Parenthood leadership said they would consider their options and announce next steps on Monday. “We refuse to cower to this president,” acting PPFA President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson said. “The gag rule is unethical, dangerous, and we will not subject our patients to it.”
Anti-reproductive health lawmakers have quietly spent decades mounting a coordinated campaign to attack our reproductive health and rights.
The latest? Attacking Title X.
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) August 17, 2019
"Funding for organizations such as Obria is a dangerous departure from what defines the Title X program. Obria offers only limited information and services that do not meet the national standards and are not health care. It’s coercive." @colemancm @NFPRHA https://t.co/cvByzF0Kb0
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) August 16, 2019
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