The Trump administration released their final Title X rule regarding federal funds and subsidies Friday; issuing new guidelines that redirects taxpayer dollars away from specific abortion providers.
Supporters of the revised rules say the move would “help end taxpayer funding of abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood” but does not prohibit Title X providers from “providing neutral” services.
Live Action founder and president Lila Rose released an official statement regarding the proposal Friday; saying “We thank President Trump and Secretary Azar for taking steps to ensure that the Title X program does not fund corporations that profit from the pain of women and the deaths of their children. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion chain, ending the lives of 900 preborn children every day, while receiving over $60 million in Title X taxpayer funds every year.”
“The corporation has been exposed selling the body parts of the babies they kill, failing to report the sexual abuse of young girls and trafficking victims, and lying to women and girls about their services. Title X has been a slush fund for these human rights abuses, helping Planned Parenthood pay for advertising, facilities, and staff that help grow its abortion business. Stopping the taxpayer subsidy of abortion is a crucial step to begin disentangling some of the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars that help fuel Planned Parenthood’s abortion operations annually,” she added.
Read the full text of the Trump administration’s proposal here.
DEVELOPING: Sponsor of Late-Term Abortion Bill Apologizes, Says ‘I Didn’t Read It’
A Democratic co-sponsor of a controversial late-term abortion bill apologized Thursday; claiming she didn’t read the entirety of the text before signing-on to the legislation .
Delegate Dawn Adams of Richmond sent an email to Virginia voters hours a viral video revealed the new law could permit “infanticide” in the immediate aftermath of giving birth.
Worth noting while watching the "moderate" governor of Virginia using his reassuring voice to discuss letting born-alive infants die comfortably that most third-trimester abortions are not performed for reasons of fetal or maternal health.https://t.co/cKCkDtYwGH
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) January 30, 2019
“By now you have heard about the abortion bill, or seen the video,” Adams said in an email. “I vaguely remember signing on to this, and I did this in solidarity with my colleague and as a symbolic gesture for a woman’s right to choose.”
“I did not read a bill I agreed to co-patron and that wasn’t smart or typical. I will work harder and be better for it,” she added. “I am sorry that I did not exercise due diligence before this explosion of attention; had I done so, I would not have co-patroned.”
Read the full story at Fox News.
GRAHAM ON HANNITY: My Bill Would Limit On-Demand Abortions ‘After 20 Weeks’
Sen. Lindsey Graham stopped by ‘Hannity’ Wednesday night to weigh-in on the growing trend of state governments permitting late-term abortions until the point of delivery; saying only seven countries on the planet permit the procedure after 20 weeks.
“I don’t think that was about abortion in the Commonwealth of Virginia. You once sponsored a bill I agree with,” said Hannity.
“Only seven nations in the entire world allow abortion on demand after 20 weeks. They’re talking about abortion during the actual birthing,” said Graham.
“My bill says unless the life of the mother’s at stake, a result of rape or incest, you can’t have abortion on demand in the fifth month. Most Americans would be fine with that,” he added.
Watch Sen. Graham on ‘Hannity’ above.