The new rule would also forbid health care providers from referring patients for abortion services.
Today Congressman Chris Pappas visited the Planned Parenthood Health Center in Exeter to hear from staff about how the Trump Administration's Title X rule change is impacting their facility and Planned Parenthood Health Centers across the country.
"President Trump is to be commended for taking action to ensure that federal funding for women's health is used for its intended objective, not the ending of innocent human life", said Senator Blackburn. The new rule "makes notable improvements created to increase the number of patients served and improve the quality of their care", the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced February 22.
"What this new rule means is that providers who receive Title X funding will have to decide whether they will refuse the funding or "cave" to the requirements of this new rule".
"As a doctor, I can not imagine withholding information from my patients". OR took in more than $3 million in Title X funding last fiscal year. "We will not stand by as this federal government attacks our rights and our access to health care". "Politicians have no business telling me what I can talk to my patients about".
The new rule specifically prohibits "referral for abortion as a method of family planning", but does not bar "nondirective counseling on abortion".
California has the nation's largest Title X program, serving some 1 million patients annually - more than 25% of all Title X patients nationwide. As such, it requires medically necessary referrals, such as referrals for prenatal care.
"President Trump has chose to attack a program that helps to ensure that every person has access to basic, preventive and reproductive health care", Siebel Newsom said. The funding would instead largely shift to faith-based groups.
The administration is seeking to impose what it's calling a "bright line" of physical and financial separation between the provision of family planning and abortion services, effectively requiring Planned Parenthood to drastically alter its operations, or forego an estimated $60 million in annual funding, the Post reported.
What constitutes "family planning", however, has become a political point of contention. "The new Title X regulations are a win-win for all Americans". As a rule, Title X does not fund abortions.
That new rule could potentially affect thousands of Oregonians, many of them low-income and people of color.
"They are to be expected", he said of the lawsuits being filed by states.
The American Civil Liberties Union has also pledged to challenge the new rule in court.
The same court will be hearing the Oregon-led challenge from Monday that included 21 Democratic state attorneys general as plaintiffs. And the Center for Reproductive Rights will get into the legal fight on behalf of Maine Family Planning, which operates 18 clinics throughout the state.
"These new rules are antithetical to the goal of Title X and will hurt millions of Americans". As an Executive Councilor, Chris was twice the pivotal vote on the Executive Council to restore funding for Planned Parenthood to 13,000 women and men across the state.