Trump administration moves forward with proposed restriction on funding for abortion providers

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Apparently, his proposal would prohibit actual referrals for abortion services while permitting neutral counseling about abortion, as opposed to requiring it, which is the current rule.

The Trump administration announced Friday that it is proposing a new "gag rule" created to block patients who rely on Title X from accessing critical family planning services at reproductive healthcare providers including Planned Parenthood.

The Washington Post reported the new requirements are similar to those that were in place, although not enforced, under President Ronald Reagan. This is a direct attack on free speech and health care, which women have a constitutional right to receive.

Dannenfelser, whose group works to elect candidates who want to reduce and ultimately end abortion, is planning to raise and spend $25 million this cycle, up from the $18 million the group spent in the lead-up to the 2016 elections. It would also restrict how Title X-funded medical professionals can discuss abortion with patients. "They won't get it under this rule".

Instead, both women said the changes come at a time when the organization's mission and financing have been targeted.

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Women should be informed of all their options when they seek reproductive health care, including their ability to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.

Under current law and regulations, Title X grants can not be used directly for abortion services and grant recipients are prohibited from providing abortion as a method of family planning.

Planned Parenthood's announcement was met with skepticism from abortion opponents.

In 1988, as an election-year sop to the antiabortion movement, President Ronald Reagan adopted regulations that barred Title X grantees from not only providing abortions but also advising patients about pregnancy termination. To help low-income women afford the service, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers use only private funding.

The policy change could have a big impact on Planned Parenthood in Vermont, which is the sole recipient of funding through the program in the state.

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For almost half a century, the Title X Family Planning Program has been a crucial source of federal dollars for family planning and related health care services for low-income Americans. Two-thirds have incomes at or below the federal poverty level, and almost half are uninsured.

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The Mississippi law was later blocked.

"The WNBA stands with Deliberate Parenthood towards the Trump administration's most up-to-date assault on a lady's proper to low-cost, secure and complete well being care". NY legalized abortion that year, three years before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on the procedure.

In design and intent the plan recalls the efforts by conservative legislators in Texas and elsewhere to bury abortion providers in an avalanche of regulations with the goal of forcing providers to close.

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This week, more than 200 members of Congress - including Sens. Last year, Planned Parenthood's private donors gave them over half a billion dollars, an increase of almost $90 million from the year before. Until then, they should continue their advocacy without placing women's health in jeopardy.