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: … Continue reading Public Comment Period Now Open on Proposed Title X Rules

Thoughts on the President’s Title X Proposal

(Adapted from a post I wrote for Leaven for the Loaf.) The Trump Administration has announced a proposed Health and Human Services rule that would prevent federal Title X (Ten) family planning money from going to abortion providers. That’s “proposed.” It’s a long road from announcement to implementation. Some pro-lifers are cheering as though it’s … Continue reading Thoughts on the President’s Title X Proposal

Gender Politics Update

As of midday today, my state is no longer the only one in New England without "gender identity" language in the state's anti-discrimination law. That's what's in the area's headlines tonight and it's what will lead the area's news stories tomorrow. What you probably won't hear is that my state representatives voted on two other … Continue reading Gender Politics Update

Nothing New Under the Sun, and Avoiding “Game Over”

I'm rambling a bit here, but all these disjointed thoughts about some life issues seem to be drifting together. There's nothing new under the sun, says the book of Ecclesiastes. What's strange to me is old news to someone in a different place or situation. I'm thinking in particular of two women from Canada whom … Continue reading Nothing New Under the Sun, and Avoiding “Game Over”

Funding abortion: who’s pro-choice?

Abortion's legal. So is declining to put it on the public dime. That's been the uneasy truce for many years between abortion providers (and promoters) and American taxpayers. Uneasy, and shaky: even since 1976 with the Hyde Amendment, children conceived through violence have always been at risk of abortion at public expense. This week,  the U.S. … Continue reading Funding abortion: who’s pro-choice?