For Immediate Release: August 19, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: Last week the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals allowed the Trump Administration’s “Protect Life Rule” in Title X to go into effect. The Health and Human Services rule bans Title X funded groups from referring individuals to abortion services, essentially eliminating Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X funds unless they stop providing abortion services.
“After years of talk and no action from even Republican-controlled Congresses, the Trump Administration delivered on the promise to defund Planned Parenthood,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “This is a huge victory for the life movement and yet another promise fulfilled by President Trump. He delivers time and again for the pro-life movement. Despite congressional hold ups, he put great movement conservatives into power across much of the executive branch. Trump’s appointees are making the defunding of Planned Parenthood a reality. This is yet another excellent banner to lead with in the 2020 campaign.”