President Trump’s Rule Cutting Planned Parenthood Funding is a Victory for Women

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (August 28)
August 28, 2019
Saint of the Day for August 28: St. Augustine of Hippo (Nov. 13, 354 – Aug. 28, 430)
August 28, 2019

By Michael New, PH.D., LifeNews, Aug/ 27, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Last Monday, Planned Parenthood announced that it would withdraw from the federal Title X family planning program. The reason is that they are unwilling to comply with the Trump administration’s Protect Life Rule, which prevents Title X grantees from co-locating with abortion facilities or doing abortion referrals.

However, contrary to the statement by Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood was not forced out of the program. Planned Parenthood was still eligible for Title X funds and could even continue to talk to women about abortion in a non-directive manner.

The Protect Life Rule simply prevented them from either referring women to an abortion facility, including their own, or suggesting where to obtain an abortion. By choosing not to abide by this rule, Planned Parenthood forfeited their eligibility for federal Title X funds. ….