December 29, 2020

Supreme Court To Decide Whether it Will Hear Arguments on the "Protect Life Rule"

The Supreme Court announced last week that it will consider on Jan. 8 whether it will take up a case to resolve conflicting court rulings on the constitutionality of President Trump's "Protect Life Rule."

The Trump administration's Title X "Protect Life Rule" took several steps to prevent abortion businesses from taking Title X family planning funding. Organizations that accepted funding could no longer commit abortions, refer patients to abortions, or co-locate with organizations that commit abortions. As a result of the rule, Planned Parenthood (which previously received hundreds of millions of dollars through Title X each year) opted out from Title X funding.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a challenge to the rule, but the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals permanently enjoined its enforcement.

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