National Right to Life Applauds Trump Administration Announcement to Restore Pro-life Protections to the Title X Program

Pro-life President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON – Today, the Trump Administration announced that it intends to issue new pro-life regulations surrounding the Title X program to ensure that federal family planning funding does not directly or indirectly promote abortion.

Congress created Title X in 1970 as a preventative family planning program. In order to ensure that the program did not directly or indirectly promote abortion Congress wrote strong anti-abortion language into the statute. Today’s announcement will restore the original character of the Title X program by prohibiting funds from going to facilities that perform abortions or refer for abortion.

The following statement may be attributed to National Right to Life President Carol Tobias:

“We thank President Trump for the numerous actions his administration has taken to restore pro-life policies. We are encouraged to see the announcement of Title X regulations that are back in line with previous policy that prevents federal dollars from being used to directly or indirectly promote abortion domestically.”

In early May, 2018, nearly 200 Members of Congress and numerous pro-life groups, including National Right to Life, urged the Trump administration to reinstate pro-life Title X regulations, separating abortion facilities and referrals from the Title X Program.