Biden admin. to reverse Trump's 'Protect Life' rule, restore Title X funding for abortion clinics
By The Christian Post
Pro-life groups are slamming the Biden administration for pushing to reverse a Trump administration rule that banned the use of federal family planning funds from being used for abortions or to refer patients for abortions.
The Department of Health and Human Services released a proposed rule Thursday that would reverse the Trump administration’s “Protect Life” rule. The rule, finalized in 2019, prevented health clinics that receive Title X family planning funds from performing or referring patients for abortions.
Abortion organizations referred to the regulation preventing family planning clinics from engaging in discussions or referrals for abortion as a “gag rule.” The “Protect Life” rule faced several court challenges, and appellate courts came to differing conclusions about its constitutionality.
The Biden administration’s proposed revisions to the rule would “remove the 2019 Final Rule requirements for strict physical and financial separation, allow Title X providers to provide nondirective options counseling, and allow Title X providers to refer their patients for all family planning related services desired by the client, including abortion services.”
Source:The Christian Post