Editor’s note. On Tuesday, NRL News Today reported on the lawsuits filed by 21 states against the Department of Health and Human Services’ rule to restore Title X family planning regulations to prohibit grantees from co-locating with abortion clinics, or from referring clients for abortion.
The following comes from Wisconsin Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate.
“It is tragic that Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul believes his role in protecting the citizens of Wisconsin includes protecting the nation’s largest abortion provider and passing it off as ‘access to health care’ for our citizens,” said Heather Weininger, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life.
“Attorney General Kaul announced Tuesday that Wisconsin will join a lawsuit which will actually hamper funds from going to any providers other than Planned Parenthood. The new Title X rule isn’t a case where access for women will be denied; in fact, we see the new Trump administration rule as an opportunity for more women to have access to real health care.
“When Planned Parenthood is the only Title X funding recipient in our state, it limits other federally-qualified health care centers from expanding because they don’t have the funds to do so.
“The State of Wisconsin is being sued by Planned Parenthood to overturn current protective, pro-life laws and now, at the same time, Attorney General Kaul has endeavored to get even more funds directed to Planned Parenthood by challenging the Title X rule. It seems to me our Attorney General is doing everything he can to help the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood, expand in our state at the expense of legitimate, federally-qualified health care centers.
“We stand with the Trump Administration and the ruling to ensure that the taxpayer dollars can only be directed to federally-qualified health centers that meet the requirements for Title X funding. This would allow for the expansion of health centers that do not profit from abortion. After reviewing Governor Tony Evers’ proposed state budget, it is clear that President Trump’s Title X rule hinders Evers’ plan to further line the pockets of Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin.”