Major injury inflicted to the largest abortion provider in the nation, one that is funded by taxpayers.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Planned Parenthood will be foregoingas much as $60 million annually from a federal family planning program that will carry new anti-abortion rules.
“Planned Parenthood is still open. We are continuing to fight this rule in court,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president of Planned Parenthood,said in a call with reporters Monday. She said the organization would do everything it could to make sure that clinics could stay open.
The Trump administration is giving healthcare providers until midnight to comply with a new rule that says organizations that accept federal family planning grants cannot directly provide patients with an abortion referral. Critics of the rule call it a “gag rule” because they say the government is forcing them to keep information from patients.
“We do consider ourselves being forced out of the Title X program because we cannot comply with the gag rule,” McGill Johnson said, calling the rule “dangerous” and “unethical.”