Good news: US appeals court upholds Trump rules involving abortions

Another reason why it’s so important that President Trump has been making a record amount of court judge appointments.

From SF Gate: (AP) — In a victory for the Trump administration, a U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld rules that bar taxpayer-funded family-planning clinics from referring women for abortions.

The 7-4 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned decisions issued by judges in Washington, Oregon and California. The court had already allowed the administration’s changes to start taking effect while the government appealed those rulings.

The changes ban taxpayer-funded clinics in the Title X program for low-income women from making abortion referrals, a restriction opponents characterize as a “gag rule.”

Beginning March 4, the rules will also prohibit clinics that receive federal money from sharing office space with abortion providers, which critics said would force many Title X providers to find new locations, undergo expensive remodels or shut down — further reducing access to the program.

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5 months ago

Good. A little here and a little there. The Party of Death must be livid. And now abortion “providers” will have to “find new locations, undergo expensive remodels or shut down”. Poor providers. May they rot in hell

5 months ago

I am old enough to recall that legalization of abortion was “sold” to the American public b/c our government promised that they were granting an individual “right” or “choice” (w/strict & early pregnancy dates defined …that have since crept up to the moment of live birth—talk about the “slippery slope!”) but that, as such, the individual could not depend upon public funds to support that “choice” monetarily. NO TAX DOLLARS would go to supporting abortion in any way. Liars. From the very beginning…there were DECADES of tax support or just straight-up government “big guns” knuckling under opponents (remember Obama v… Read more »