December 16, 2016
The Obama administration has finalised a rule to stop states from withdrawing federal money from Planned Parenthood and other health clinics that provide abortions.
The protections are due to take effect two days before Donald Trump takes office.
Under the rule, states are legally required to distribute federal funds for services related to contraception, fertility, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and breast and cervical cancer screening — regardless of whether they also perform abortions.
A non-profit organisation, Planned Parenthood partly uses government grants to pay for contraceptives and health checks as well as cancer and STI screenings for low-earners in the US.
This article was posted: Friday, December 16, 2016 at 11:44 am