Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Trump administration issues rule that could cost Planned Parenthood tens of millions

Donald Trump Trump To Bar Family Planning Clinics From Abortion Referrals
Celia Hoffman | 23 February, 2019, 05:10

A fact sheet from the agency explained that the rule "prohibits the use of Title X funds to perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning". Planned Parenthood serves about 40 percent of Title X patients and provides both abortions (at some of its clinics) and referrals to abortion providers as part of its family planning and reproductive health services. It's not official until it appears in the Federal Register and the department said there could be "minor editorial changes".

"We thank President Trump for taking decisive action to disentangle taxpayers from the big abortion industry led by Planned Parenthood", Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser responded. "We will take legal action", New York's Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement.

"This rule intentionally strikes at the heart of the patient-provider relationship, inserting political ideology into a family planning visit, which will frustrate and ultimately discourage patients from seeking the healthcare they need", Clare Coleman, head of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, said in a statement.

Pelosi went on to say, "This outrageous assault on the health care of vulnerable and under-served women and families would choke off their access to affordable contraception, critical health information and preventive health care, gravely undermining the health and strength of America". Some of the faith-based groups advocate "fertility awareness" or the rhythm method and abstinence as methods of preventing pregnancy.

The California Democrat argues that Title X is the "only federal grant initiative dedicated to providing family planning services to low-income and otherwise under-served individuals".

Democratic members of Congress last week objected to what they have called an "unconventional and nontransparent" review process for the rule and called on the Office of Management and Budget to send it back to HHS for more analysis.

Among other concerns, they said there was no advanced public notice and no early outreach to groups that participate in the program.

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Regardless, when the new changes are implemented, Brogan said, it will alter the way many Mainers receive health care, and Maine Family Planning will likely be forced to confront how it chooses to offer services in the future.

When the proposed rule change was first announced in May, the White House said only clinics with "a bright line of physical as well as financial separation" between Title X programs and those that support or refer for abortion would be eligible. The Clinton administration undid the rule, however, and it has never since been fully restored.

The Trump regulation does allow for a a limited exception to the referral ban.

"The Title X program was not meant to be a slush fund for abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood", said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the anti-abortion group Susan B Anthony List.

"The Title X program was not meant to be a slush fund for abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood, which violently ends the lives of more than 332,000 unborn babies a year and receives nearly $60 million a year in Title X taxpayer dollars", she emphasized.

But Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen pledged - through a series of tweets - to "fight this rule with everything we have". Trump's new regulation would apply the "gag rule" to family planning clinics in the U.S.

The administration has implemented a similar rule - nicknamed the "Mexico City gag rule" - for grantees of USA foreign aid that prevents organizations that get those funds from referring, providing or discussing abortion with patients.

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