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Oregon Judge to Block Trump Rule Cutting Off Funding to Abortion Providers

Added 04-24-19 09:04:02am EST - “Oregon joined 20 other states in seeking a national injunction to block the Trump administration's proposed rule changes to Title X family planning program.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “Oregon Judge to Block Trump Rule Cutting Off Funding to Abortion Providers | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A federal judge in Oregon said Tuesday that he will grant a temporary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to cut off funding to family planning clinics that offer abortion or refer women to abortion providers.

Oregon joined 20 other states in seeking a national injunction to block the Trump administration’s proposed rule changes to Title X family planning program.

U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane called the rule change a “ham-fisted approach to public health policy” and said that the so-called “gag rule” preventing doctors from referring to patients to abortion providers infringes on their ability to provide health care, the Oregonian reported.

McShane has not yet specified whether his injunction will apply nationally or just to the plaintiffs in the case, as the Department of Justice requested.

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