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An unexpected gift for babies

Abortion | A court often at odds with President Donald Trump allows his abortion funding rule to take effect
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 6/24/19, 05:02 pm

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the Trump administration—and unborn babies—a surprise victory Thursday when it ruled unanimously that updates to Title X of the Public Health Service Act can go into effect. The changes will direct tax dollars away from Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities to health centers that don’t perform or refer for abortions.

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Last abortion center in Missouri loses license

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/21/19, 01:57 pm

Missouri Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer will determine whether the state’s last abortion facility can stay open after Missouri health officials declined Friday to renew its license. The license for the Planned Parenthood abortion center in St. Louis expired on June 1, but Stelzer issued rulings earlier this month that kept the facility open.

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9th Circuit allows pro-life funding rules to take effect

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/21/19, 12:37 pm

WASHINGTON—The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Trump administration regulations blocking Title X funds from going to abortion facilities can take effect while lawsuits against them move forward. The Department of Health and Human Services introduced the new rules in February to stop backdoor funding of abortions by the U.S. government.

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