AMA, Planned Parenthood Challenge Trump Family-Planning Rule

The new Trump administration rule is scheduled to take effect in 60 days, but implementation is likely to be delayed by litigation.

  • Published 5 March 2019

The American Medical Association and Planned Parenthood filed a federal court lawsuit Tuesday challenging a new Trump administration rule for family-planning grants which had been sought by anti-abortion activists. The new rule, announced last week by the Department of Health and Human Services, would prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals — a provision that critics denounce as a "gag rule." Clinics that receive Title X federal grants also would be barred from… Read at AP News