July 19, 2019
In a rare pro-life decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, the “Protect Life Rule” was upheld by a vote of seven to four on July 11. The administration’s executive order restricts certain Title X funds for family planning activities from being co-mingled with centers committing or abetting abortion. In light of the full court’s ruling, on July 15 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began enforcing the rule. This will reduce annual taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood by about ten percent—leaving in place more than half-a-billion dollars in annual federal government subsidies to the abortion giant. While Christians are grateful for the HHS’s $50 to $60 million reduction in public funds to Planned Parenthood, please continue to pray our fellow Americans will stand up for the least of these among us.