Assessment: The Protect Life Rule had reduced Planned Parenthood’s annual taxpayer funding by $60 million. Joe Biden. The anti-Trump president strikes again.
The Biden administration moved this week to rescind a Trump-era rule excluding the abortion industry from federal family planning funds, winning the thanks of abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
“From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.” Psalm 22:10
Former President Donald Trump’s Protect Life Rule required “clear financial and physical separation between Title X-funded projects and programs or facilities where abortion is a method of family planning,” and banned “referral for abortion as a method of family planning.” It reduced Planned Parenthood’s annual funding by almost $60 million.
In his first month in office, President Joe Biden issued a memorandum “direct[ing] the Department of Health and Human Services to take immediate action to consider whether to rescind regulations under its Title X family planning program,” as part of a broader executive action dismantling pro-life limits on how taxpayer dollars could be spent.
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) formally announced the final regulation undoing the rule, The Hill reports.
“Our nation’s family planning clinics play a critical role in delivering health care, and today more than ever, we are making clear that access to quality family planning care includes accurate information and referrals — based on a patient’s needs and direction,” Biden HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra declared.