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.
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'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.
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.
Advocates Say That Possible Title X Changes Are A Threat To Mainers’ Health
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.