9th Circuit Court upholds panel ruling, Title X rules go into effect

Sharolyn Smith

Yesterday, July 11, a 7-4 ruling by the 9th Circuit Court upheld a previous panel ruling rejecting an injunction against the new Title X “Protect Life” rule requiring separation between abortion services and family planning services. The new rule will go into effect while the en banc court continues to consider the merits of challenges.

“Abortion is not family-planning,” says Oregon Right to Life Executive Director Lois Anderson. “Title X was intended to help people wait to start families, not fund the deaths of existing family members.”

Planned Parenthood stands to forfeit between $50 and $60 million per year if they choose not to comply with the Protect Life rule.

“To put that figure in perspective, between 2015 and 2018, Planned Parenthood received $1.5 billion from American taxpayers,” continued Anderson. “Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider, performing more than 325,000 abortions a year per their annual reports, each costing upwards of $200. Abortion is big business and that’s why they are fighting this common sense rule tooth and nail.”



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