Planned Parenthood Looking to State Support After Federal Budget Cut

Organization impacted after Trump administration ruling of August 2019

In the summer of last year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a new rule for Title X funded healthcare services to follow that, except under very unique circumstances, family plan providers could not provide or refer abortion treatments to patients. In the wake of this ruling, Planned Parenthood acknowledged they could not comply with this ruling in good faith, and left the Title X program, removing the organization from federal funding.

Select states have begun submitting budget proposals that include Planned Parenthood in local state funding. This has reignited the pro-life/pro-choice debate in places such as Connecticut and Pennsylvania, as well as the question of what role states can and should play in relation to federal rulings.

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  • For the U.S. Health and Human Services as they seek to care for our citizens.
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  • For President Trump as he guides the national policy regarding abortion.

Sources: AP


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