As Planned Parenthood prepares to open Charlotte’s newest abortion facility this summer, pro-life groups are responding by organizing prayer rallies and sidewalk vigils in front of the facility, and by generating awareness of abortion among local Catholics.
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced Aug. 19 it is withdrawing from the federal Title X program over the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” barring these funds from being used for promoting or providing abortion as family planning.
Attorneys for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America told the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in an Aug. 14 letter that the organization would have to withdraw from the federal Title X program by the close of business Aug. 19 “absent emergency judicial relief.”
On July 15 the Department of Health and Human Services notified family planning clinics that effective immediately per the Trump administration’s Protect Life Rule, they cannot refer mothers to abortion providers if they are recipients of Title X funding, which federally subsidizes abortion services.
A St. Louis judge issued a preliminary injunction on June 10, allowing Missouri’s last remaining abortion clinic to remain open as the state decides whether to renew the clinic’s license to perform abortions.
The Trump administration Feb. 22 finalized its “Protect Life Rule” preventing funds appropriated under the Title X Family Planning Program from being used in services that include abortion as a method of family planning.
Pro-life leaders said they were disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court declined Dec. 10 to hear appeals from Kansas and Louisiana on lower court rulings that have stopped the states from blocking Medicaid funds going to Planned Parenthood.
Dear Editor: While the death of human beings in the womb has decreased in non-Planned Parenthood facilities, they’ve dramatically increased at Planned Parenthood because that’s where the money is.
WASHINGTON (CNS) – The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., has criticized a Georgetown University student group’s invitation to the president of Planned Parenthood to speak on campus.
Dear Editor: For several months, there has been much discussion regarding Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling fetal tissue from aborted fetuses that came to light as a result of undercover videos. Currently, Congress is debating a bill which would defund Planned Parenthood. I urge all my fellow Catholics to contact their Congressman / woman and […]