“For too long, abortion vendors misused Title X family planning funds as a marketing scheme, trying to close an abortion sale every time a woman came into the office,” said SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins. “Separating family planning from abortion is a good beginning in restoring Title X to its original purpose – helping people plan for families, not end families.”
WASHINGTON D.C. (06-20-19) – Reacting to news that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Trump Administration efforts to restore the Title X program to a family planning focus, rather than an abortion sales referral, Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins made the following remarks:
“Once again, the Trump Administration shows their commitment to severing the funding stream that has flowed from taxpayers to Planned Parenthood’s bloated coffers. People don’t want to be in business with the nation’s number one abortion vendor, and if Planned Parenthood wants to provide family planning services, then rules are in place to make sure that the focus stay on family, not abortion.”
The Court says that the Trump Administration can put the Protect Life Rule to work, ending the marketing slush fund in the program that used to allow abortion vendors to close an abortion sale when women came for family planning services.
This is a victory for Americans who do not want their tax dollars that are designated for supporting families to fund abortion. Which is most of us.
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday in favor of the Trump administration, allowing its revised regulations barring publicly-funded health clinics from referring women to abortion clinics to take effect. The Department of Health and Human Services’ revised Title X regulation will go into effect pending the outcome of an appeal of three lower court decisions blocking the rule change.
Students for Life has been active in advocating for life-affirming, Title X regulations. To learn more, click here.
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