(Natural News) Plans by the Trump administration to stop sending federal tax dollars to Planned Parenthood abortion clinics have reportedly been given the green light by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals – which is great news for unborn babies all across the country!
Back in March, President Trump and his staff finalized a new administrative rule that would at least partially defund Planned Parenthood by depriving the nation’s largest abortion business of about $60 million in taxpayer funding.
Currently, Title X funds that the Reagan-era Supreme Court ruled should go towards “family planning” services are being illicitly used by Planned Parenthood to perform abortions and other heinous acts, which is something that the Trump administration has been trying to stop.
Now, it appears that these efforts are finally coming to fruition, as a three-judge panel announced that the president can move forward with apportioning these funds towards the services for which they were intended: things like birth control for low-income men and women, cancer screenings, and other health services.
“Absent a stay, HHS (Health and Human Services) will be forced to allow taxpayer dollars to be spent in a manner that it has concluded violates the law, as well as the government’s important policy interest in ensuring that taxpayer dollars do not go to fund or subsidize abortions,” the judges wrote.
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Baby-murderers everywhere are getting triggered by this pro-life victory
This new “Protect Life Rule,” as it’s being called, will force Planned Parenthood to separate its abortion business from its health care business if the eugenics group wants to continue receiving any Title X funding at all.
“Under the new directive, which will take effect in 60 days, organizations receiving Title X funding have 120 days to financially separate their family planning and abortion operations and one year to physically separate their family planning and abortion operations,” reports LifeNews.com.
What this means is that Planned Parenthood will have to establish more facilities, as Title X-funded facilities will not be allowed to perform abortions – nor will they be allowed to be staffed by the same people who work at Planned Parenthood facilities where abortions are performed.
According to Politico.com, this new rule is designed “to prevent a ‘comingling’ of federal funds for contraception and preventive care with separate funding for abortion,” – though most Planned Parenthood clinics are expected not to comply.
This could mean that Planned Parenthood will ultimately be forced to continue shuttering locations as it struggles to stay afloat – which, again, is a very good thing for the 332,000 unborn babies who are victimized every single year by Planned Parenthood-performed abortions.
Meanwhile, much of that $60 million of Title X funding will likely be redirected towards faith-based family planning services such as those offered by crisis pregnancy centers.
“We thank President Trump for taking decisive action to disentangle taxpayers from the big abortion industry led by Planned Parenthood,” says Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List.
“The Protect Life Rule does not cut family planning funding by a single dime, and instead directs tax dollars to entities that provide healthcare to women but do not perform abortions. The Title X program was not intended to be a slush fund for abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood, which violently ends the lives of more than 332,000 unborn babies a year and receives almost $60 million a year in Title X taxpayer dollars. We thank President Trump and Secretary Azar for ensuring that the Title X program is truly about funding family planning, not abortion.”
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