No, Planned Parenthood Won't Bargain with the Trump Administration

PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Eureka Clinic Shouldn't Experience Cutbacks, Despite Withdrawal From Federal Funding Over Trump Administration 'Gag Rule'

She said the Trump administration is not restricting access to abortions, but "just saying you can not use federal funds for abortion and if you are receiving federal funds, you can not directly refer these women for an abortion".

Title X now has a budget of $286.5 million and helped more than 4 million low-income people in 2017, according to a Congressional Research Service report. "In our city, we remain committed to supporting our residents and Planned Parenthood, a remarkable healthcare provider and community partner".

"Today, Planned Parenthood showed its true colors by prioritizing abortion over family planning, refusing to comply with the Protect Life Rule and dropping out of the Title X program", reads a statement from pro-life SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.

On Monday, Planned Parenthood proved it cares more about abortion than the health needs of low income women, as the abortion giant withdrew from Title X, the federal program that serves the need of low-income Americans, rather than follow a Trump administration guideline.

That's essentially what the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services did earlier this year when it announced its new rule.

Their decision was in light of restrictions the Trump administration created on Title X recipients that prohibit doctors and clinic staff from providing abortion referrals to their patients. The gag rule is unethical, dangerous, and we will not subject our patients to it.

A spokesperson for HHS, Mia Palmieri Heck, said in a statement, "Every grantee had the choice to accept the grant and comply with the program's regulations or not accept the grant if they did not want to comply".

Withdrawing from Title X does not mean that Planned Parenthood no longer receives any federal funding.

U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers had in June ordered the state to expedite its review of Planned Parenthood's license application and report back to him no later than August 19 with a decision, the Courier-Journal reported. Planned Parenthood could have chosen to make the investment to restructure to be compliant with federal law, or have chosen to abandon abortion altogether and focus instead on women's health.

"So there is a total of about $800,000 that has been sitting in a contingency fund that can be utilized and it will go from July 1st of this year through for a year after", Vt.

If the issue with the new Title X rule is not resolved before the contingency fund runs out, the state government may need to look into other ways to provide funding for the family planning programs.

The administration "is trying to force us to keep information from our patients".

The rule largely restored a restriction created in 1988 and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991, only to be suspended by the Clinton administration in 1993. "Our patients deserve to make their own health care decisions, not to be forced to have Donald Trump or Mike Pence make those decisions for them".

This means Planned Parenthood, which now cares for 1.5 million people, would ultimately be forced to serve remarkably fewer patients.

Abortion rights activists are also pressing Congress to overturn the rule, though it seems unlikely that the Republican-controlled Senate would take that step.

Alex McGill Johnson, acting president of the organization, appealed last week to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to intervene.

"It's a great day for women's health in America", said Catherine Glenn Foster, president of Americans United for Life.

That's a gag rule.

Phoenix - A former Planned Parenthood director and whistleblower in Arizona, Mayra Rodriguez, was awarded $3 million in damages by a jury in a unanimous vote this past Friday after a two-week trial.



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