Public Comment Period Now Open on Proposed Title X Rules

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Public Comment Period Now Open on Proposed Title X Rules

I posted a cou­ple of weeks ago about the Trump Administration’s pro­posed rule to keep Title X (Ten) fed­eral fam­ily plan­ning money from being used to ben­e­fit abor­tion providers. The for­mal period for pub­lic com­ment is open now through July 31.

h/​t to Jean­neane Maxon, for­merly of Amer­i­cans United for Life, for this brief sum­mary: “Cur­rently, abor­tion providers, or orga­ni­za­tions that refer for abor­tion, get sig­nif­i­cant tax payer dol­lars through Title X fund­ing. The Rule would require a bright line of phys­i­cal as well as finan­cial sep­a­ra­tion between Title X pro­grams and any pro­gram (or facil­ity) where abor­tion is per­formed, sup­ported, or referred for as a method of fam­ily plan­ning. Please take 15 min­utes this week and comment.”

If you don’t have 15 min­utes, take 5. My own com­ment is going to be brief: abor­tion isn’t fam­ily plan­ning, and tax­payer funds for fam­ily plan­ning pro­grams should not be diverted in any way to sub­si­dize or pro­vide abortion.

Here’s the link to the Reg​u​la​tions​.gov page for pub­lic com­ment; look for the Com­ment Now but­ton on the right side of the page. That page includes a great deal of infor­ma­tion about the pro­posed rule and the Title X program.

(“Reg​u​la​tions​.gov”: now that’s a per­fect name for a bureaucracy’s web presence.)

Ellen Kolb is a pro-​life writer and activist in New Hamp­shire. She writes about pro-​life issues at Leaven for the Loaf.

Sup­port inde­pen­dent jour­nal­ism today: hit DaTip­Jar for DaT­e­chGuy blog. Thank you!

I posted a couple of weeks ago about the Trump Administration’s proposed rule to keep Title X (Ten) federal family planning money from being used to benefit abortion providers. The formal period for public comment is open now through July 31.

h/t to Jeanneane Maxon, formerly of Americans United for Life, for this brief summary: “Currently, abortion providers, or organizations that refer for abortion, get significant tax payer dollars through Title X funding. The Rule would require a bright line of physical as well as financial separation between Title X programs and any program (or facility) where abortion is performed, supported, or referred for as a method of family planning. Please take 15 minutes this week and comment.”

If you don’t have 15 minutes, take 5.  My own comment is going to be brief: abortion isn’t family planning, and taxpayer funds for family planning programs should not be diverted in any way to subsidize or provide abortion.

Here’s the link to the Regulations.gov page for public comment; look for the Comment Now button on the right side of the page. That page includes a great deal of information about the proposed rule and the Title X program.

(“Regulations.gov”: now that’s a perfect name for a bureaucracy’s web presence.)

Ellen Kolb is a pro-life writer and activist in New Hampshire. She writes about pro-life issues at Leaven for the Loaf. 

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