The Trump administration on Monday said taxpayer-funded family planning clinics can no longer refer women for abortions. The Health and Human Services Department also told clinics that they must maintain separate finances from facilities that provide abortions. Every year, about four million low-income women are able to receive family planning and preventative health services through the Title X program, which provides $260 million worth of grants to independent clinics. Under federal law, taxpayer funds cannot be used to pay for abortions. Many of these clinics are operated by Planned Parenthood, and President Leana Wen said the organization is hoping to get the regulations overturned in federal court.
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