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U.S. federal judge to block Trump's new abortion rule: media, activists


Added 04-24-19 03:10:03am EST - “A federal judge in the U.S. state of Oregon will block a move by the Trump admin...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “U.S. federal judge to block Trump's new abortion rule: media,...”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

(Reuters) - A federal judge in the U.S. state of Oregon will block a move by the Trump administration to cut off federal money to family planning clinics that offer abortion or refer women to abortion providers, activists and media reports said late on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump’s new Title X rule, set to take effect in May, would halt government funds for Planned Parenthood clinics that subsidize birth control for low-income women, and other clinics that provide abortions.

Critics say the plan is aimed at fulfilling Trump’s campaign pledge to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides abortions and other health services for women.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the American Medical Association, along with several other parties, sued in federal court in Oregon to halt the new rule.

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said late on Tuesday that he will grant a preliminary injunction against the new federal restrictions, the Oregonian newspaper reported.

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