Source: Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor
Twenty-one states said Monday they are suing the Trump administration to block a new rule that prohibits federal money from going toward family planning clinics that perform abortions or refer patients for abortions
The new rule was announced in February and requires family planning clinics to have a “clear financial and physical separation” from abortion providers. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, presumably would be impacted the most.
Supporters of the new run called it the “protect life rule.” Opponents dubbed it a “gag rule.”
The attorneys general of New York and Oregon announced one suit involving a total of 20 states and the District of Columbia. California filed a separate suit against the rule. At issue is what is known as Title X funding.
“What this new rule means is that providers who receive Title X funding will have to decide whether they will refuse the funding or ‘cave’ to the requirements of this new rule. Neither is a good or fair option for women and families who often have no other access to medi