Senate leadership quelled a Democratic amendment to protect Obamacare's pre-existing conditions provisions and navigated Sen. Rand Paul's move to defund Planned Parenthood for passage of the first HHS appropriations bill in more than a decade.
HHS announced it will maintain Title X family planning funding for all current grantees as well as 12 new program entrants amid Planned Parenthood's pending lawsuit over the Trump administration's new grant criteria.
The governors of Washington, Hawaii, Oregon and New York say they will reject federal family planning funds if the Trump administration's proposed changes go into effect.
A federal district judge said it's possible the Trump administration's new criteria for Title X family planning funding may not bar grants to Planned Parenthood, signaling he may reject the group's second request to halt the formula changes.
A federal district judge rejected Planned Parenthood and the ACLU's bid to freeze the Trump administration's new funding criteria for the Title X family planning program, leaving the existing network of grantees in limbo.
The retirement of the high court's swing vote has spurred vocal outcry from abortion-rights groups as anti-abortion activists eye potentially overturning Roe v. Wade as the bench turns more conservative.
Planned Parenthood and the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association asked a federal judge to stop HHS from changing its funding strategy for Title X grants. They argued the change was illegal as it was not done through a rulemaking.
HHS released proposed regulations that would block Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from receiving Title X family planning funds as well as ban any abortion referrals.
The Trump administration on Friday proposed a new rule that would prohibit federal funding for clinics that provide abortions or refer patients to clinics that offer such services.
HHS plans to announce forthcoming regulations on Friday that would ban Title X family planning providers from referring patients to abortion clinics, and also prohibit funding for Planned Parenthood.
The ACLU and state Planned Parenthood affiliates sued the Trump administration over changes to criteria for Title X family planning grants.
President Donald Trump is planning an executive order to ban Planned Parenthood from the Title X family planning grant program, according to a White House aide. The consequences could be far-reaching for other safety-net clinics.