Planned Parenthood withdraws from Title X funding over Trump abortion rule

Planned Parenthood withdraws from Title X funding over Trump abortion rule

[Ed. – Imagine how many lives it will save.]

Planned Parenthood withdrew from a federal family planning program Monday rather than comply with President Donald Trump’s abortion rules.

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America withdrew from the Title X federal family planning program, according to Politico, thereby forgoing about $60 million a year.

“We will not be bullied into withholding abortion information from our patients,” acting Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson said on a call to reporters, according to Politico.

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The move comes after Planned Parenthood officials petitioned for a stay against the Trump administration’s Title X rules in an Aug. 14 letter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, NPR reported.

The organization said it would pull out of the family planning program unless the court intervened.

“It means that some people will not be able to afford the care …,” McGill Johnson said in a statement.

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