States, District of Columbia sue to stop new rule for Title X funding

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed suit March 4 in U.S. District Court in San Francisco to block the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule,” which prevents funds provided under the Title X Family Planning Program from being used in services that include abortion as a method of family planning or that make abortion referrals.

Rule requiring ‘clear separation’ of Title X funds from abortion applauded

The U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee chairman Feb. 27 praised the Trump administration for finalizing its “Protect Life Rule” to prevent funds appropriated under the Title X Family Planning Program from being used in services that include abortion as a method of family planning or that make abortion referrals.

Final HHS rule confirms religious exemption to contraceptive mandate

A rule finalizing the religious exemption to the contraceptive mandate should be “the end of a long cultural war fight” over the issue and confirm that the U.S. government “never needed nuns to give out contraceptives” to women, said the president of the Becket law firm.