by Ryan Everson | June 20, 2019 05:28 PM
This morning, a federal court temporarily upheld the Trump administration’s move to disallow abortion facilities from receiving funds from the Title X National Family Planning Program. This will strip Planned Parenthood of up to $60 million in federal funding per year as other lawsuits challenging the policy continue to make their way through the courts.
In a 3-0 decision, the 9th Circuit Court overturned a lower court decision and granted a motion for a stay, allowing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to allocate Title X funds according to Trump’s agenda.
“Absent a stay, HHS will be forced to allow taxpayer dollars to be spent in a manner that it has concluded violates the law, as well as the Government’s important policy interest (recognized by Congress in § 1008) in ensuring that taxpayer dollars do not go to fund or subsidize abortions,” the court stated. “Because HHS and the public interest would be irreparably harmed absent a stay … we conclude that a stay of the district court’s preliminary injunction orders pending appeal is proper.”
This is great news, most pro-life presidential agenda ever!