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Trump Abortion Non-Referral Rule Enforced for Now, HHS Says

May 4, 2021, 2:14 PM

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will continue enforcing a rule that prohibits family planning grant recipients from referring clients for abortion until a new proposed rule takes effect, the agency said.

HHS, in response to a U.S. Supreme Court order, said it expects the new rule—which is substantially similar to a version that was in place from 2000 to 2019—to be finalized by early fall and to be in effect before the 2022 Title X funding announcement is made in December.

Title X is the only federal program that provides taxpayer money for family planning programs...

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