HHS announces new Title X recipients as Planned Parenthood backs down in funding war

Make sure to let us know what you think... we now have comments turned ON below the article!

In February 2019, the Trump administration reinstated a rule in Title X of the Public Health Service Act prohibiting the use of federal funds by family planning providers that perform or refer abortions — a change that Planned Parenthood fought (and lost) in court.

Now, with funds to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers effectively canceled, Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced where exactly the nearly $34 million in forfeited funds will be redirected.

From Planned Parenthood…

According to The Epoch Times, some 18 organizations withdrew from the Title X program voluntarily following the rule change. Eight of these were Planned Parenthood clinics.

Now, that funding — a total of $33.6 million — is set to be divvied up between 50 organizations that provide family planning services without also providing abortions, or directly referring patients to abortion providers.

“The funds awarded were relinquished by grantees that left the Title X program rather than comply with statutory and regulatory requirements prohibiting federal funding where abortion is a method of family planning,” a Sept. 30 news release from HHS read.

The department “expects that the supplemental awards will enable grantees to come close to — if not exceed — prior Title X patient coverage.”

…to underserved communities

Those awards will go largely to “unserved and underserved jurisdictions and low-income individuals,” HHS said.

“These awards also prioritize filling service gaps left by the grantees that chose to leave the Title X program rather than comply with the law,” they added.

HHS was proud to note that it had “acted quickly to mitigate the potential interruption in services caused by a minority of recipients that chose to abandon the Title X program between July and September.”

“HHS is committed to ensuring that Americans have access to high-quality, affordable family planning services, contraceptive care, cancer and HIV screenings, health education, and other health and social services,” the news release concluded.

Trump keeps a campaign promise

Defunding Planned Parenthood — and ensuring federal funds aren’t used to perform abortions — has been a key priority of Republicans for decades.

Fortunately for the GOP, it looks like the president is finally fulfilling that campaign promise.

511 Responses

  1. Normally I don’t read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to check out and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, quite nice post.|

  2. I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this site. I am hoping to check out the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own website now ;)|

  3. I blog frequently and I truly appreciate your content. The article has really peaked my interest. I will take a note of your website and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your RSS feed as well.

  4. Thanks for a marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you may be a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and may come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage that you continue your great writing, have a nice evening!|

  5. you are in reality a just right webmaster. The website loading velocity is amazing. It seems that you’re doing any unique trick. Also, The contents are masterwork. you have done a wonderful process on this matter!|

  6. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who has been conducting a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me dinner simply because I found it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this subject here on your blog.

  7. Right here is the perfect site for everyone who hopes to find out about this topic. You know so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really would want to…HaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic which has been written about for decades. Excellent stuff, just great!

  8. I blog frequently and I seriously appreciate your information. Your article has really peaked my interest. I am going to bookmark your website and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your Feed too.|

Leave a Reply to tuzla escort Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.

Popular