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.