The rule was proposed in September and met opposition from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, who - in a comment submitted to HHS - emphasized that the "stated objective of this proposed addition is to prevent states from excluding providers such as Planned Parenthood from subawards based on state criteria".
The Department of Health and Human Services says repealing this rule would either require the incoming administration to make a new rule or the House, Senate and president to come together with a joint resolution of disapproval.
Since July 2015, when a series of anti-abortion propaganda videos attacking Planned Parenthood were released, at least two dozen Republican-controlled states have tried to "defund" the organization - despite warnings from the Obama administration that doing so was probably illegal.
"It means that millions of women who count on Planned Parenthood for their family planning and their cancer screening can continue to go to us for care", Richards explained before touting some of the organization's accomplishments. They can and they will if we do not protect them. A last-minute Obama regulation aimed at saving Planned Parenthood's huge federal revenue stream - half a billion dollars from federal taxpayers every year. The mere fact that Planned Parenthood provides other services that aren't covered by Title X isn't supposed to disqualify it from receiving Title X funding under the existing rules, though. Federal lawmakers are allowed to roll back regulations under the Congressional Review Act. Elise Higgins, a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood, says the law has cost the organization about $370,000 annually.
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One week before the election, a Politico poll showed that, unlike Republicans in Congress, Trump voters predominantly support federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
While the HHS ruling on Planned Parenthood and its affiliates is final, it can be challenged by a Trump administration.
Penny Nance, the president of Concerned Women for America, said in a statement shared with CP that "this is clearly a desperate move" to "appease" Planned Parenthood "after the overwhelming rejection they received from the American people in the last election".
Earlier this year, a Marist survey of 1,686 Americans found that about 68 percent of Americans and 51 percent of pro-choice supporters actually oppose the use of public funds for abortion services.