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States Suing Trump Administration in Attempt to Block Abortion "Gag Rule"

States Suing Trump Administration in Attempt to Block Abortion

With the Trump administration's final revision to the Title X Family Planning Program now on the books, so too is the first lawsuit to challenge it.

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said the new rule will affect about 45,000 patients in his state who receive care under Title X. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser says it's also a critical source of funding for his constituents.

Washington, D.C., and 19 states said they would sue separately in OR on Tuesday.

Joining New York and CT in the lawsuit are Oregon, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Opponents are calling the proposal a "gag rule", and vow to stop it by seeking an injunction before it goes into effect in 60 days. Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has become one of Mr. Trump's most aggressive critics, said Monday that the administration's changes to Title X, the federal family planning program, would punish doctors and clinics for giving women a comprehensive portrait of their reproductive options.

"What this new rule means is that providers in OR who receive Title X funding will have to decide whether they will refuse the funding OR "cave" to the requirements of this new rule", Rosenblum said.

Once again taking aim at President Trump, California on Monday filed its 47th lawsuit against the administration, this time to block a move that would effectively strip millions of federal dollars from reproductive health providers that perform abortions and abortion referrals. Now, clinics must physically and financially separate abortion services to receive funding for the family planning side of services. Twenty-one other state attorney generals will join her.

Trump administration officials have told abortion opponents that they expected a number of legal challenges to the new family planning rule, which also prohibits federally funded family planning clinics from being housed in the same place as abortion providers.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated when the new cycle for Title X funding begins.

Becerra, in the California filing, called the rule an "extraordinary overreach".

Rosenblum's office said that the new rule also mandates that every pregnant patient receive a referral for prenatal care, "regardless of the needs or the wishes of the patient". "I will continue to fight back against this administration as they continue to undermine health care for those who need it most". "It is appalling that the federal government wants to rob individuals of the right to complete medical information and full access to the critical health care services they rely on".

The rule states that "none of the funds appropriated for Title X may be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning". The American Civil Liberties Union plans to battle in the courts on behalf of Cedar River Clinics in Washington state, as well as the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, which represents a coalition of 900 providers.

Social conservatives hailing the new rule included Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, who praised the policy as "decisive action to disentangle taxpayers from the big abortion industry led by Planned Parenthood".

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