Supreme Court Will Hear Case About Trump Admin’s Defunding of Planned Parenthood

Supreme Court Will Hear Case About Trump Admin’s Defunding of Planned Parenthood


The Supreme Court on Monday granted review to a case challenging a Trump administration policy that barred family planning funding from going to abortion providers.

“The Trump administration issued rules in 2019 banning any providers that receive Title X funds from referring people for abortions while mandating referrals to prenatal services for all pregnant patients,” The Hill reported.

“It also required complete financial and physical separation from abortion services, posing challenges to providers that may offer abortions at the same sites they see other patients,” the news outlet added.

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Title X grants go to facilities that provide low-income patients with pregnancy testing, birth control and screenings for cancer and sexually transmitted diseases.

The funds are not to be used to pay for abortions, but pro-life advocates have argued that money is fungible, so taxpayer dollars should be separated from organizations that also perform abortions.

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