By Calvin Freiburger April 26, 2019 – A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction Thursday against the Trump administration’s rule that threatens to cut a tenth of Planned Parenthood’s federal tax funding by disqualifying abortion groups from family-planning funds. In February, the administration finalized a rule that will require “clear financial and physical separation between …Continue reading "Federal judge issues nationwide block on Trump rule cutting $60 million from Planned Parenthood"
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 …Continue reading "Wisconsin Right to Life criticizes Attorney General Josh Kaul for joining Multi-State Lawsuit against New Title X Rule"
Change restores previous regulations prohibiting grantees from co-locating with abortion clinics or from referring clients for abortion WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced a final rule to restore Title X family planning regulations to prohibit grantees from co-locating with abortion clinics, or from referring clients for abortion. In spite …Continue reading "Trump Administration Restores Title X Regulations to Separate Family Planning from Abortion"
Lansing, Mich. — Right to Life of Michigan is supporting language in the state budget that would require the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to prioritize granting family planning funding to organizations that don’t provide abortions. Michigan Public Act 360 of 2002 already requires those funds to be prioritized, but the state …Continue reading "Right to Life of Michigan Supports Prioritizing Family Planning Funding"
By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation Last week, National Right to Life and other pro-life advocates cheered the Trump Administration when it announced that a proposal to make pro-life changes to the Title X program was imminent. Tuesday, Health and Human Services (HHS) filed a rule-making proposal with the Office of Management and …Continue reading "HHS officially announces pro-life changes to Title X Family Planning Grant Program"
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 …Continue reading "National Right to Life Applauds Trump Administration Announcement to Restore Pro-life Protections to the Title X Program"
By Jennifer Popik, J.D. Director of Federal Legislation The Trump Administration announced today its intention 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. The proposed rule to restore Title X does not cut one dime of funding for family …Continue reading "Trump Administration to restore prolife protections to Title X Program"
Take Abortion Out of Family Planning Programs Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ-04), Diane Black (R-TN-06), Ron Estes (R-KS-04), and Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-04) joined 149 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting that the department move swiftly to issue new regulations for …Continue reading "153 Members Call for New Title X Regulations"
No money in $8.8 billion budget bill for clinics that perform, counsel in favor of or refer patients to abortion services By Dave Andrusko When the unicameral Nebraska legislature was in the throes of a fierce fight over its two-year budget, pro-life Gov. Pete Ricketts wrote, “Senators need to lay their differences aside and work …Continue reading "Nebraska Gov. signs budget preventing Title X money from going to abortion providers"
Prevents Title X money from going to abortion providers By Dave Andrusko Last week, in the middle of an intense fight over the budget which was stalled in the state Senate, pro-life Gov. Pete Ricketts wrote, “Senators need to lay their differences aside and work together to get these budget adjustments done with the pro-life …Continue reading "Nebraska Right to Life supports Scheer Amendment to state budget"
Would prioritize Title X funds away from PPFA and to public health departments In his first official act the newly-elected pro-abortion governor of New Jersey restored state funding for Planned Parenthood, overturning the pro-life funding policies of outgoing governor Chris Christie. Tennessee must codify into law the pro-life administrative policy of Gov. Bill Haslam to …Continue reading "Step-by-step SB 2494 is steadily advancing in Tennessee Legislature"
Editor’s note. The followed is based on an alert distributed by Tennessee Right to Life. Following an approval today from the Tennessee House Health Committee of HB 2262, the Senate companion bill, SB 2494, will be heard Wednesday in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee. If Tennessee is going to continue to prioritize Title X …Continue reading "Tennessee Senate committee to vote on prioritizing Title X away from PPFA and to public health departments"