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More states sue Trump for defunding abortion


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Associated Press/Photo by Don Ryan

More states sue Trump for defunding abortion

A coalition of 21 states is suing the Trump administration for new rules preventing Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from receiving some taxpayer dollars. Last month, the Trump administration announced a change to Title X regulations barring federal family planning funds from any facility that offers abortions, counsels women to receive abortions, or refers patients to abortion providers. The restrictions will take effect 60 days after the publication of the rule change, and centers have a year to relocate abortion services to facilities separate from other family planning services.

California mounted an initial legal challenge Monday in San Francisco. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and state Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced they would file a separate, multistate lawsuit on Tuesday. Other lawsuits are expected from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights.


Harvest Prude

Harvest is a former political reporter for WORLD’s Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate.

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notalemming

I can't find any information as to which states are suing the administration over defunding planned parenthood and the likes for their involvement in counseling for and performing abortions.  EVERY PERSON WHO BELIEVES IN THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE, THE UNBORN AND BORN, SHOULD BE RAILING AGAINST THE FOLKS SUING OVER THIS!!!   Or we could sit on our butts and wait for the outcome.....status quo.  So if someone can find the list of states sueing over the Title X change, please post it.  And the rest of us need to open our mouths, our pockets books, and get involved.  The folks making the case against the Trump Admin are paid with your hard earned money.  They are servants of the community, not dictators.  Call them, email them, confront them, and vote them out!  We only have ourselves to blame if we don't.  Where is the Church?! 

My Two Cents

It seems to me that since PP is a "non-profit" (a misnomer if there ever was one), those individuals who support PP should, well, support it. I donate money to my local pregnancy center regularly. They don't get ANY tax money, yet they offer prenatal care, sonograms, and parenting education. They have a help closet too, for baby items. 

I am a critic of most of what President Trump says or does. But this is one thing he has done right--something the Republican Party has been unable to accomplish. At one time President Trump said the Planned Parenthood has done some good things. As usual, he is backtracking and contradicting himself, but in this case that is a GOOD thing.