This is good news. John McCormack is reporting that the President intends to reinstate a Reagan era initiative previously upheld by the Supreme Court. The regulation would impact the funding of any organization that performs abortions and does family planning counseling.
“Unlike the Reagan regulation, the proposal will not prohibit counseling for clients about abortion, but neither will it include the current, potentially illegal mandate that projects must counsel and refer for abortion,” a Trump administration official tells TWS. “This proposal does not necessarily defund Planned Parenthood, as long as they’re willing to disentangle taxpayer funds from abortion as a method of family planning, which is required by the Title X law. Any grantees that perform, support, or refer for abortion have a choice – disentangle themselves from abortion or fund their activities with privately raised funds.”
This is a good step in the right direction.