Judge to block Trump administration's rules targeting Planned Parenthood


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(Worthy News) - A federal judge on Tuesday said that he would block the Trump administration from setting new rules that would have cut off millions of dollars in government funding from Planned Parenthood.

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane, a nominee of former President Barack Obama, said Tuesday he would grant a preliminary injunction, calling the rule a "ham-fisted approach to public health policy.'' The case landed in court after Oregon's and 20 other states' attorneys general, as well as the American Medical Association and Planned Parenthood, filed lawsuits.

The rule, which was set to go into effect May 3, concerns a $286 million-a-year grant, known as Title X, that pays for birth control, testing of sexually transmitted diseases, and cancer screenings for 4 million low-income people. It requires the "physical and financial" separation of family planning services and abortion, and does not allow doctors to directly refer patients for abortions. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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