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Title X “Protect Life Rule” is Reinstated

“Wisconsin Right to Life applauds HHS Secretary Alex Azar and the entire Trump administration for reinstating Title X regulations that disentangle the Title X program from the abortion business,” stated Heather Weininger, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life. “Abortion is not family planning. These long overdue rules will not reduce Title X funds by a single cent, but instead will ensure women are best served at community health centers that have no involvement in the abortion industry.”

Today, the Trump administration announced the reinstatement of Title X rules that will redirect taxpayer funds away from abortion providers, and instead redirect them to community health centers that already make up the vast majority of Title X recipients. Title X funds are the second largest source of funding for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and make up 10.4% of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s budget. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is currently suing the federal government for earlier changes to the Title X program that expand eligibility to more health care providers that do not provide abortions.

“Title X should not be considered the personal slush fund of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider for the nation and for Wisconsin,” continued Weininger. “The reinstatement of the ‘Protect Life Rule’ ensures that women have even better access to comprehensive preventative and primary care from the community health centers that already serve women every day under the Title X program.”

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