States fighting Planned Parenthood rejoining Title X
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In the last issue of the Wednesday STOPP Report, we told you about the Biden administration changing the rules so Planned Parenthood could rejoin Title X and start receiving the $60 million it lost due to the Trump administration. There is a correct way to change the rules. It is time- consuming, but it follows the law. The Trump administration did it right and it took them two years to make the change. The Biden administration couldn’t wait; they just by-passed the law and declared the rules changed.

This week, we bring you the news that 12 states are suing the Biden administration over this clear gift to Planned Parenthood. The twelve states are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and West Virginia. The basis of the suit is that the new Title X rules “eliminates the 2019 Rule’s financial- and physical-separation requirements. It replaces those requirements with rules allowing Title X grantees to have no meaningful financial or physical separation between their Title X programs and their abortion services. The Final Rule also requires that Title X grantees provide abortion referrals upon request.”

The suit points out that “the Administrative Procedure Act requires that courts “hold unlawful and set aside agency action[s]” that are “arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, or otherwise not in accordance with law. 5 U.S.C. §706(2). The Final [Title X] Rule is both not in accordance with law and arbitrary and capricious.” 

The remainder of the lawsuit explains why these statements are true and the courts should bar the administration from enforcing its new rules.

The Biden administration is going overboard trying to do everything it can to push the killing of preborn children on the American public and rewarding Planned Parenthood for operating the largest abortion chain in the nation (and funding. in part, Biden’s election campaign).  

Take heart in the knowledge that nobody is giving up in the fight against Planned Parenthood—not people in the streets, not local and national pro-life groups, not pro-life legislators at all levels, not ALL’s STOPP, and certainly not pro-life states. 

This Thanksgiving, let us be thankful for all who continue to fight for the lives of every preborn child—even as the Biden administration wants them all dead.