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Federal Court Upholds Trump’s Pro-Life Rule Defunding Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
By STEVEN ERTELT | JUN 10, 2020
(WASHINGTON, DC) – A federal court has issued a ruling upholding enforcement of a pro-life rule instituted by President Donald Trump protecting Americans from having to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The rule shut down one of the many avenues for federal taxpayer funds that Planned Parenthood has accessed over the years.
Title X grants fund family planning services for low-income individuals and, to direct tax dollars to legitimate organizations and away from the Planned Parenthood abortion company, the Trump administration finalized a new rule that prohibits recipients from providing or promoting abortions.
The “Protect Life” rule requires Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to completely separate their abortion businesses from their taxpayer-funded services. That mean housing their family planning services in separate buildings with separate staff from their abortion businesses and a denial of funds if they fail to do so. Planned Parenthood refused to comply and lost its federal funding.
But the abortion giant, several states and the city of Baltimore sued to overturn the Trump rule.
A federal judge has issued a ruling turning back one of those lawsuits.
Maine Family Planning, the state’s only direct recipient of the federal Title X funds, in March 2019 sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, but U.S. District Judge Lance Walker disagreed with its contention that the pro-life rule violates its free speech rights but preventing it from promoting abortion. Judge Walker found that the “rule authorizes nondirective counseling, including abortion counseling; it only prohibits an abortion referral.”
…Earlier this year, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated orders entered by federal courts in California, Oregon, and Washington that blocked enforcement of the rule at the behest of pro-abortion elected officials in those states. Although a final decision remains on the rule itself, the appellate court upheld the enforcement of it in the meantime.
The rule doesn’t require doctors or nurses to withhold information. It merely prevents Planned Parenthood from promoting abortion using taxpayer funds.
The abortion chain sees about 1.5 million a year through Title X, and its services through the program, including cancer screenings, birth control, etc., have been dropping steadily for years, according to its own annual reports. Meanwhile, its abortion numbers have been growing – a clear indication of its true focus.
Planned Parenthood receives about $60 million a year through Title X. However, the first grant announcement under the new rule showed a $44 million cut to Planned Parenthood’s funding.
Planned Parenthood is choosing not to comply with the rule by making abortion its “core mission.” The abortion chain could continue to receive Title X funds if it stops aborting unborn babies or if it completely separates its abortion business from the real health care services it provides. But Planned Parenthood made it clear that it will not…
Black Pastors Demand Removal of Margaret Sanger Statue
710keel.com | lifenews.com
With leftist protests demanding the removal of Confederate monuments across the country, a group of conservative black pastors are making themselves heard by saying that a bust of Planned Parenthood founder and abortion and eugenics advocate Margaret Sanger be removed from the Smithsonian in Washington…