Washington D.C., Mar 5, 2019 / 13:51 pm
Nearly two dozen states are suing over changes to Title X eligibility that prevent recipients of the federal funding program from performing or facilitating abortions.
Calling the new rule “yet another attack from the Trump Administration on women and families,” Oregon Governor Kate Brown pledged to fight “against this administration as they continue to undermine health care for those who need it most.”
Oregon is among the states filing lawsuits over the Department of Health and Human Services’ “Protect Life Rule.” On Feb. 22, the department announced its finalized version of the rule.
Planned Parenthood is expected to be stripped of about $60 million in federal funds due to the rule change, which impacts eligibility requirements, although the new rules do not mandate a cut to total Title X funding nationally.