Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2021 / 18:00 pm
The Biden administration is expected to allow abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, to once again receive federal family planning funding through the Title X program.
On Thursday, the Office of Population Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a statement that it would restore Clinton-era rules for the Title X family planning program.
The agency noted that under the rule implemented in the year 2000, "the program operated successfully for years," and that its new rule would be "substantively similar" to that rule with "a few definitional updates that account for minor operational changes over the past 20 years."
The Title X program provides grants for family planning services. Under the 1970 law that established the program, none of the funds can be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.