A federal appeals court issued a ruling on Monday upholding enforcement of a pro-life rule instituted by President Donald Trump protecting Americans from having to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
The rule shut down one of the many avenues for federal taxpayer funds that Planned Parenthood has accessed over the years.
Title X grants fund family planning services for low-income individuals and, to direct tax dollars to legitimate organizations and away from the Planned Parenthood abortion company, the Trump administration finalized a new rule that prohibits recipients from providing or promoting abortions.
The “Protect Life” rule requires Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to completely separate their abortion businesses from their taxpayer-funded services.
That mean housing their family planning services in separate buildings with separate staff from their abortion businesses and a denial of funds if they fail to do so.
Planned Parenthood refused to comply and lost its federal funding.But the abortion giant, several states and the city of Baltimore sued to overturn the Trump rule.
Today, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated orders entered by federal courts in California, Oregon, and Washington that blocked enforcement of the rule at the behest of pro-abortion elected officials in those states.
Although a final decision remains on the rule itself, the appellate court upheld the enforcement of it in the meantime.