Trump Proposes Rule to Cut Funding to Facilities That Offer Abortions

(From UPI)

The Trump administration on Friday proposed a new rule to prevent some federal funding from going to organizations that provide abortions.

An administration official told NBC News the Health and Human Services Department submitted the so-called Hyde amendment to the Office of Management and Budget.

The proposed rule change would cut funding to any organization that provides abortions and would drop a mandate that Title X grant recipients discuss abortion as an option with patients.

It effectively cuts Title X funding from Planned Parenthood, which offers abortions but says it only uses federal funds for services other than abortion such as contraception, STD testing and wellness checks. Title X is a federal grant program which gives funding to organizations that offer family planning and related health services.

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