Birth Mother Matters in Adoption Episode 41: Abortion Education Part 2 Title X
The "rule" requires "financial and physical separation" between facilities or programs that provide any kind of health service using Title X funds and those that provide abortions. It also prohibits referrals for abortion as a method of “family planning." The rule does state that providers are allowed to give abortion referrals in cases of medical emergencies.
We must acknowledge that Title X only takes abortion out of the umbrella of family planning.
This so-called "gag" rule leaves Title X facilities that provide abortions as well as other health services in aquandry: Either they stop receiving the Title X Funding or they stop providing information and services related to abortion. This rule really just compartmentalizes what the Title X Funding is and what is has been designated for; which broad array of services that fall under the umbrella of family planning: contraceptive services, supplies, and information; breast and cervical cancer screenings; and STD prevention, testing, and treatment.
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