The Trump Administration just delivered a big win for pro-life advocates.
The Trump Administration has issued new rules related to the Title X fund. The Title X fund provides assistance for nearly 4 million low-income Americans to receive birth control, STD checks, and pregnancy tests.
The Trump Administration’s new rule prohibits family planning clinics from receiving Title X money if the clinics perform or refer patients to have abortions.
The decision is a big win for pro-life advocates who have long argued for a ban of all federal funds for any institution that provides abortions.
Under the new rules, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, would be required to stop providing abortions at its clinics in order to receive the federal grants. Instead, Planned Parenthood has decided to pull out of the Title X program.
This means that Planned Parenthood will no longer receive Title X federal funds.
Planned Parenthood argues that the rule interferes with the doctor-patient relationship.
Planned Parenthood posted a tweet bashing the Trump Administration for the rule.
The pro-life group ‘Susan B. Anthony list’ responded to Planned Parenthood’s tweet
Many pro-life advocates believe that Planned Parenthood’s decision proves that the organization’s main focus is to encourage and perform abortions.
Planned Parenthood stated that despite being “forced out” of the Title X program, the organization will not stop “referring for or performing abortions.”
Even though Planned Parenthood has pulled out of the Title X program, the organization reaffirmed on Twitter that they “aren’t throwing in the towel.”
Planned Parenthood vows to continue fighting in court even though the 9th Circuit Appeals Court has ruled in favor of the Trump Administration.