Title X

Planned Parenthood

A few days after Planned Parenthood announced it would pull out of the federal Title X program ⁠— rather than comply with new Trump administration rules that would have prohibited it, in most cases, from providing abortion referrals or services ⁠— its Northern New England affiliate is working to let people know it is still providing all the same services it did before.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is calling on Congress to take action to reverse a new federal rule that restricts access to abortions.

Planned Parenthood clinics nationwide have stopped using federal Title X family planning funds, according to the organization. The decision comes after the Trump administration announced this week that it has started enforcing regulations that prohibit Title X grant recipients from counseling patients about abortion.

Maine Family Planning is giving up $2 million in federal funding rather than comply with new Trump administration rules that dictate what providers can tell clients about abortion.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Maine's two U.S. House representatives are throwing their support behind Planned Parenthood and Title X funding. The move comes after the current administration's attempt to defund Title X recipients was halted last week by a federal judge in Washington state.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Maine Family Planning has withdrawn its request to block what it calls the Trump administration's 'gag rule' on abortion.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Maine Family Planning has filed a lawsuit to block what opponents call the Trump Administration's 'domestic gag rule' on abortion.

It's the latest legal challenge to the final rule released last month that places restrictions on providers who receive federal Title X funds, which cover family planning services for low income patients.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

Abortion services providers in Maine say they are dismayed by a new rule released by the Trump administration Friday.

Saturday, Maine Family Planning announced that it will seek a preliminary injunction to prevent the rule from going into effect.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

A coalition of patients, providers and advocates rallied in Augusta Tuesday to publicly release a letter to the Trump administration, opposing what they call a proposed 'gag rule' on the Title X program.