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The Daily BeastAug 17, 2019
Planned Parenthood May Reject Federal Funds Over Trump Administration Rule
Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesDespite years of fighting calls to "defund Planned Parenthood," the reproductive healthcare organization may now voluntarily remove itself from a massive government funding program, after a federal appeals court allowed a controversial new abortion rule to go forward.

For months, Planned Parenthood has been battling a new Trump administration rule that bars taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from talking with their patients about abortion, or referring them to abortion providers. Planned Parenthood deemed the measure a "gag rule" and said it would pull out of Title X—the program that administers the funds—rather than comply with the new regulations.

The court ruling Friday put that declaration to the test: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to rehear its previous order allowing the rule to go forward. 

Read more at The Daily Beast.



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