Biden administration reverses Trump-era move that shut out Planned Par…

The Biden administration took a major step to sustain abortion providers around the country on Monday with a decision officially reversing a rule instituted during the Trump administration banning clinics that receive federal family-planning funding from referring patients for abortion sets.

The decision reversed a move undertaken by the Department of Health and Human sets (HHS) in February of 2019 that changed Title X rules which govern federal funding for reproductive health sets and family planning for low-income Americans.

Under the program, clinics around the country receive federal money to provide patients with sexually-transmitted disease (STD) screenings, contraceptive care, and more.

The Biden administration’s reversal of the 2019 rule comes as the battle over abortion rights has charged back onto the national stage following the implementation of a ban on abortions after six weeks into the pregnancy in Texas in addition as a challenge to Roe V. Wade set to be heard later this year by the Supreme Court.

As the ban took effect, Planned Parenthood and other organisations that refer patients for abortions opted to end recipiency of Title X funding instead of be forced to stop providing abortion-related sets.

“When you have an unethical rule that will limit what providers can tell our patients, it becomes really important that we not agree to be in the program,” said the organisation’s acting president at the time.

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