(Reuters) – Planned Parenthood said on Monday it would no longer accept grants from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers.
The program known as Title X provides subsidies of reproductive healthcare and family planning costs for low-income women. The changes to program are part of an effort by U.S. Republicans and President Donald Trump’s administration to crack down on abortion and occur as a handful of states are imposing sharp new limits on the procedure.
The move is a significant financial hit for Planned Parenthood, which received about one-fifth of the $286 million paid out by the program, which helped to fund the 600 women’s reproductive healthcare clinics it runs across the country.
“Due to an unethical and dangerous gag rule, the Trump administration has forced Planned Parenthood grantees out of Title 10,” Acting…
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