President Joe Biden signed a presidential memorandum on January 28, 2021, in which he reversed ex-president Trump’s administration rule which blocked abortion centers and businesses that refer patients for abortion from receiving federal funding through the Title X family planning program.
The 2018 Trump administration rule that was named ‘Protect Life Rule’ required abortion businesses to fiscally and physically separate family planning and birth control services from their abortion-related business. The rule also stated that these centers must stop referring patients for abortions to receive Title X funding.
This is what Title X states:
“None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.”
Notably, Trump’s administration and the Department of Health and Human Services worked hard to ensure that this was properly enforced.
Planned Parenthood received $1.5 billion in federal funding from 2013 to 2015, including $170 million from the Title X family planning program. This program was the second-largest source of federal funding for Planned Parenthood after Medicaid. However, Planned Parenthood chose to refuse federal funding from Title X when the ‘Protect Life Rule’ went into effect, rather than comply with the bizarre rule.
Planned Parenthood’s president Alexis McGill Johnson said back at the time that the abortion giant would ‘refuse to cower to the Trump-Pence administration’, and vowed to keep the doors open.
The Biden administration now allows the funding to be restored to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood, which means that Americans will pay more to the nation’s largest abortion business, which commits about 40 percent of the abortions in the country.