The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to uphold the Trump Administration’s rules imposing additional hurdles for ladies seeking an abortion.
Additionally, the 7-4 ruling overturned the choices made in Washington, Oregon, and California; now banning taxpayer-funded clinics from making abortion referrals and prohibiting clinics receiving federal money from sharing office space with abortion providers.
Subsequently, the latter rule would force many to seek out new locations, undergo expensive remodels or maybe shut down; which we’ve seen with Planned Parenthood, who left the Title X program and gave up nearly $60 million a year in federal funding.
Furthermore, 20 states and civil rights and health organizations fired back against the principles within the Oregon, Washington and California cases filed.
Also criticizing the ruling was The American Medical Association, who stated, “This government overreach and interference demands that physicians violate their ethical obligations – prohibiting open, frank conversations with patients about all their health care options – if they need to continue treating patients under the Title X program.”
They added, “It is unconscionable that the govt is telling physicians that they will treat this underserved population as long as they promise to not discuss or make referrals for all treatment options.”