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Trump to Ban Abortion Referrals by Family Planning Clinics

Trump to Ban Abortion Referrals by Family Planning Clinics
A sign hangs over the front of a Planned Parenthood clinic on May 18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Friday, 22 February 2019 01:51 PM

The Trump administration says it will prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions.

The policy — certain to be challenged in court by abortion rights supporters — was released Friday by the Health and Human Services Department.

It pleased religious conservatives, a key building block of President Donald Trump's political base.

The administration plan would also prohibit family planning clinics from being housed in the same location as abortion providers.

Planned Parenthood has said the administration appears to be targeting it.

The final regulation was published Friday on an HHS website. It's not official until it appears in the Federal Register and the department said there could be "minor editorial changes."

Known as Title X, the family-planning program serves about 4 million women annually, costing taxpayers about $260 million.

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