On August 19th, Planned Parenthood made the announcement that it would pull out from the Title X federal family planning program rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics who receive funding from the Title X program from referring patients to abortion providers. They believe it is more important for them to be able to offer abortions to patients than to receive funding from this program. To comply, the organization would have had to make a “good faith effort” to abide by the new rule before the 19th.
Title X provided $60 million of federal funding yearly to planned parenthood, but it still receives far more from Medicaid in addition to other federal and state sources. Planned Parenthood is attempting to make up for some of the lost federal dollars through fundraising, but they know that it won’t be nearly the same. Click here for more.