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(Worthy News) - Religious groups that refuse abortion counseling no longer can get grants to help trafficking victims unless they ensure the counseling is provided by a third party, under new guidelines by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Washington Examiner reported.
In guidance quietly posted online in June, the agency said groups competing for grants must offer "the full range of legally permissible gynecological and obstetric care," which includes abortion counseling and referrals. If groups don't offer the services, they must propose an alternative approach to remain competitive for a grant.
The new policy represents the second time the agency has tightened the rules on trafficking grants in the last few years. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which opposes contraception and abortion on moral grounds, lost funding in 2011 when the agency started giving preference to groups that offer the "full range of services," including abortion counseling. [ Source ]