States, Christian Groups Tell SCOTUS Not to Dump Gag Rule Case

May 11, 2021, 3:33 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court should decide the fate of a Trump administration rule that prohibits family planning providers that get federal money from referring patients for abortion, because the case hasn’t been made moot despite the new administration, states and Christian medical providers said.

An Ohio-led 19-state coalition and three medical profession associations filed letter briefs with the nation’s top court urging it to deny a motion to dismiss the case filed jointly by the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration and states, localities, and providers opposed to the rule.

The rule implements Title X—the only federal program that provides ...

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