WASHINGTON – Late Monday, the Biden administration announced the official reversal of a President Trump era policy that prevented taxpayer funds from going to health facilities that performed or promoted abortion as family planning.
“Taxpayer funds should not be used to subsidize an industry that preys on women and their unborn children,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life (NRLC). “The vast majority of Americans believe that using taxpayer funds to pay for abortion is wrong.”
Under President Trump’s Title X rule, abortion facilities could not be in the same location where family planning services were delivered. The rule also stated that Title X grantees could not refer for elective abortion. The rule did not cut funding for family planning but ensured that funding went to health facilities that did not perform or promote abortion as family planning.
“Supplementing the abortion industry through taxpayer funds is offensive to tens of millions of Americans,” stated Tobias. “Far from uniting this nation, the Biden administration has done everything it can to divide it by facilitating abortion on demand.”