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Biden Administration Reverses Trump Era Title X Rule: Taxpayer Funds Now to Go to Facilities that Perform or Promote Abortion

Oct 4, 2021 | 2021 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON – Late Monday, the Biden administration announced the official reversal of a President Trump era policy that prevented taxpayer funds from going to health facilities that performed or promoted abortion as family planning.

“Taxpayer funds should not be used to subsidize an industry that preys on women and their unborn children,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life (NRLC). “The vast majority of Americans believe that using taxpayer funds to pay for abortion is wrong.”

Under President Trump’s Title X rule, abortion facilities could not be in the same location where family planning services were delivered. The rule also stated that Title X grantees could not refer for elective abortion. The rule did not cut funding for family planning but ensured that funding went to health facilities that did not perform or promote abortion as family planning.

“Supplementing the abortion industry through taxpayer funds is offensive to tens of millions of Americans,” stated Tobias. “Far from uniting this nation, the Biden administration has done everything it can to divide it by facilitating abortion on demand.”

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.