They will stop being part of the governments Title X program and will look for outside funding to replace the $60 million they will lose….
The Trump admin added the requirement that provers receiving money with that program cannot refer patients to abortion services…
Several state’s will also stop taking Federal money and continue to refer patients to abortion services….
The Trump admin rule is being contested in Federal court…
Planned Parenthood’s affiliates will tell the Trump administration Monday that they will leave the federal family planning program rather than comply with new abortion restrictions.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had set a Monday deadline for Title X family planning grantees to prove they are complying with new rules banning providers from referring women for abortions.
Planned Parenthood said Monday its affiliates cannot ethically comply with the changes, which it called a “gag rule” on health care providers. That means Planned Parenthood’s affiliates will lose millions of dollars in federal funding that it used to provide birth control and other reproductive health care services to low-income women and men.
“Due to an unethical and dangerous gag rule, the Trump administration has forced Planned Parenthood grantees out of Title X,” said acting Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson.
Planned Parenthood said while it will use “emergency funds” to provide services to patients, the impacts of pulling its 400 health clinics from the program will vary by state.
“We’re trying to do all we can to ensure that the care continues,” McGill Johnson said.
She said relying on charity and fundraising to make up the funding loss “is really the challenge. It’s like holding an umbrella during a tsunami.”
Planned Parenthood receives about $60 million from the program annually and serves 40 percent of all Title X patients. ….