August 17, 2019 | Jay Sekulow, ACLJ
After a new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule and victories in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals against Planned Parenthood, President Trump is set to cut $60 million dollars in taxpayer funding from the abortion giant’s budget.
Today on Jay Sekulow Live, we discussed a big victory for life, as according to HHS, Monday, August 19th is the first deadline for Title X recipients to provide “assurance and action plan documenting steps to come into compliance” with the new rule stripping abortion providers of Title X funding.
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In March, the Trump Administration finalized the administrative rule by HHS to defund Planned Parenthood’s abortion business of up to $60 million dollars in taxpayer funds.
That was then challenged in Federal Court in California and Oregon, which is of course in the 9th Circuit. In a surprise ruling, the 9th Circuit in a 3 judge panel and then in an en banc order ruled against Planned Parenthood and FOR the Trump Administration, allowing them to cut Planned Parenthood out of Title X funds. We filed amicus briefs in these cases, and the court agreed with our reasoning…
The new rule requires Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to completely separate its abortion businesses from its taxpayer funded services. That would mean housing its family planning services in separate buildings with separate staff from its abortion services. Essentially creating two separate entities.
But instead, Planned Parenthood chose abortion and thought it could fight the rule in court. But it lost….