Though 12 states have filed a legal challenge to a Biden administration rule that allows businesses that refer for abortions to receive federal family-planning funds, a federal court has said the rule can stay in place pending the outcome of the lawsuit.
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Businesses participating in the Title X family-planning program can once again refer for abortions and do not have to be physically separate from abortion facilities.
Pro-life advocates have criticized the principle of funding abortion groups such as Planned Parenthood, even with prohibitions on the money directly funding abortion. They argue that since money is fungible, the additional funding frees up other funds to go toward abortions.
The Supreme Court’s examination of abortion-funding rules could have significant implications for future pro-life administrations.
The court, Bursch said, needs to “make clear that any administration, including future ones, can enforce a rule like this one if it so chooses, and that the courts can’t interfere with that.”
The Supreme Court is considering whether to hear appeals seeking to overturn an appellate court’s ruling against the Protect Life Rule, created by the Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services.
This week a panel of Australian appellate judges rejected Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of the sexual abuse conviction that sent him to prison earlier this year. What happens next? We talk to Register Rome Correspondent Edward Pentin, who has the news details and reactions from Australia and the Vatican. Also, what’s the latest from Hong Kong? And why did Planned Parenthood opt out of Title X federal funding? We find out in a news roundup.
The HHS had on July 15 informed Title X fund recipients that they will no longer be permitted to refer mothers for abortion services, and must keep finances separate from facilities that provide abortions.
Planned Parenthood locations in Illinois received 40 percent of the Title X funds distributed in the state, despite only operating 17 of the more than 70 clinics who received funds each year.