White House Reverses Key Trump Policy

White House Reverses Key Trump Policy

(WatchDogReport.org) – The Biden administration has overturned a landmark Trump policy that prevents taxpayer money from funding abortions. It’s the latest move in a partisan battle that stretches back to the Reagan administration.

On October 4, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule striking down former President Donald Trump’s ban on the granting of Title X family planning funds to organizations that “perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning.” Introduced in February 2019, this rule was an updated version of President Ronald Reagan’s Protect Life Rule, which Bill Clinton overturned.

Trump’s rule cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood, one of many groups performing abortions. As a result, the organization’s well-funded and effective lobbyists have been campaigning against it since the policy came into effect. Now, they’ve gotten their way – which probably shouldn’t come as a surprise. HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, who called the move “a step forward for family planning care as it aims to strengthen and restore our nation’s Title X program,” is a longtime supporter of Planned Parenthood.

Yet again, this presidential administration’s policy is being driven by vested interests.

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