December 2021 – In 2019, the Trump administration issued a regulation preventing the use of Title X funding to support, in any way, abortion as a means of family planning. The pro-life community often referred to the policy as the “Protect Life Rule.”
Adding to his reputation as the most pro-abortion president in history, President Joe Biden reversed the Trump policy on October 4. The “final rule,” issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, went into effect November 8, and allows “Title X providers to provide truly nondirective counseling and refer their patients for all services desired by the client, including abortion services.”
President of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, Marjorie Dannenfelser responded to the ruling.
“Abortion is the destruction of innocent human life, not ‘family planning,’” she said. “The strong majority of Americans oppose using taxpayer dollars to pay for abortion on demand. The Protect Life Rule respected their will, as well as the plain statutory language of Title X – yet from day one, Joe Biden and his administration have worked to pay back the abortion lobby that spent millions to elect them.”