planned parenthood

Trump Administration Faces Legal Action Over Abortion ‘Gag Rule’

Klarize Medenilla

The Trump administration is now facing multiple legal battles over its new rule in Title X, the federal family planning grant program, that would, among other things, cut funding to clinics that provide or refer patients to abortion services. This week, 20 states’ attorneys general — including California AG Xavier Becerra — separately announced they were suing the administration to block these restrictions.

Why Planned Parenthood Matters

Jessica González-Rojas

Earlier this week, the Senate voted on a measure that would have defunded Planned Parenthood. While the measure was defeated by a narrow margin, more political showdowns over Planned Parenthood funding are expected, even perhaps leading to a government shutdown. While such efforts face fierce opposition from champions in Congress and the White House—it is sobering to consider what might happen if they were to be successful. 

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