BREAKING: 9th Circuit rules Trump can proceed with defunding Planned Parenthood activities

BREAKING: 9th Circuit rules Trump can proceed with defunding Planned Parenthood activities

[Ed. – It’s not defunding everything; it’s the on-site abortion facilities the Trump administration has been trying to defund.  If there’s anything left that Planned Parenthood does at those locations, it could still receive funding.  But locations that offer abortions on-site will lose their funds.  I know; 9th Circuit, right? Huh.]

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that President Trump can move forward with his a plan to defund “on-site” abortion facilities by an estimation of nearly $60 million.

The “Protect Life Rule” was introduced by Trump as a fulfillment of one of his campaign promises. The initiative proposes requires healthcare facilities that also provide abortion services and are receiving federal funds under Title X to separate out their abortion program from their healthcare services.

This is a plan widely (and correctly) identified as a way to strip taxpayer funds from Planned Parenthood.

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