9th Circuit: Trump Can Defund Planned Parenthood of Title X Dollars

In great news this weekend, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which traditionally has been seen as being a left-leaning Circuit Court, allowed Trump’s Protect Life Rule to move forward, after no judges asked for a vote on whether to have a hearing on Planned Parenthood’s request to halt the Protect Life Rule, which prevents Title X recipients from promoting abortion.

Politico reports, “The 9th U.S. Court of Appeals’ ruling Friday night will allow the policy to take effect while lawsuits from states, medical groups and reproductive rights advocates continue. Chief Judge Sidney Thomas, a Bill Clinton appointee, said in a brief statement that none of its judges requested a vote on whether to hold a hearing on a request from Planned Parenthood for an emergency injunction.”

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