Trump Reportedly to Ban Abortions at Some Facilities

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Published on May 18, 2018 - Duration: 00:59s

Trump Reportedly to Ban Abortions at Some Facilities

The rule would require facilities that get federal funds to be separate from facilities that perform, discuss or refer patients for abortions.


Trump Reportedly to Ban Abortions at Some Facilities

The Trump administration is reportedly going to announce a rule that would effectively ban abortions at facilities that receive federal family planning funding.

According toย  several reports , the administration will announce the rule Friday.

The rule is reportedly similar to a Reagan-era rule that didn't go into effect as written.

But, the Supreme Court at the time ruled the executive action was appropriate.

SEE MORE: Iowa's Attorney General Won't Defend The State's New Abortion Ban Sources say the Trump administration policy would require organizations that get Title X family planning funds to be physically and financially separate from facilities that perform, discuss or refer patients for abortions.

As one Trump administration officialย  told CNN , "Any grantees that perform, support or refer for abortion have a choice โ€” disentangle themselves from abortion or fund their activities with privately raised funds." Social conservatives will likely see the policy as a win.

But critics refer to it as a "gag rule" and argue it would hurt low-income patients.

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