Bloomberg Law
May 8, 2020, 9:44 PM

Ninth Circuit Declines to Reconsider Ruling on Abortion Gag Rule

Lydia Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler

The Ninth Circuit refused to reconsider a February ruling that allowed the Trump administration to restrict taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from performing, promoting, or referring someone for an abortion.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday denied a request to review the 11-judge decision that tossed out lower court orders blocking the administration’s so-called gag rule.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ rule, which kicked in March 4, requires family planning providers that receive federal funding under Title X of the Public Health Service Act to physically and financially separate their abortion services from ...

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