July 21, 2019

Victory at P (lanned Parenthood)

This from Concerned Women for America courtesy of Bev:

D\ear Friend,

In February, the Trump Administration finalized the Protect Life Rule to ensure the taxpayer-funded Title X family planning program is not used to support abortion – a key point of the law from its inception. We asked for your help in submitting public comments telling President Trump you supported the Protect Life Rule.

Predictably, Planned Parenthood sued, and a court injunction blocked the Protect Life Rule from going into effect. The good news is the Ninth Circuit just overruled the injunction allowing the Trump Administration to proceed with requiring compliance while the courts continue to determine its ultimate fate. Family planning clinics who get Title X grant money will no longer provide abortion referrals and must be financially separate from any abortion procedures.

This is a day to celebrate life-affirming policies and the rule of law. For way too long, abortion advocates have relied on activist judges to carry out their bidding, despite the many situations when the letter of the law clearly expressed the American people’s desire to promote the intrinsic value and respect of every human life. They tried that in this case again and delayed the implementation of these common-sense rules through misplaced and overreaching nationwide injunctions that prevented HHS from doing its job. But they have failed. And failed even in one of the most liberal courts in the land, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

We know this rule is aligned with the letter of the law, and so does Planned Parenthood; that’s why they are panicking. Just yesterday, the board of Planned Parenthood fired their CEO Leana Wen after only eight months on the job.

Title X has been Planned Parenthood’s second largest government funding stream, after Medicaid reimbursement. If they refuse to comply with President Trump’s new rules that align with the intent of the Title X program, Planned Parenthood will no longer receive $40-$60 million in taxpayer funding. HHS is now finally free to carry out the will of the people who overwhelmingly support a clear separation between taxpayer dollars and abortion advocacy.

President Donald J. Trump’s unwavering commitment to the protection of human life and his focus on confirming constitutional judges who follow the law, instead of promoting personal policy preferences through judicial opinions, shines brightly as we contemplate this victory.

As you can see, both the confirmation of judges and the rulemaking process yields real results! We will have more opportunities for you to have a say in the rulemaking process soon. Make sure to check out our weekly update this Saturday to learn about a new rule that President Trump has issued that needs your help.

Penny Nance
CEO and President
Concerned Women for America

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