Planned Parenthood rejects $60 million federal Title X money after the Trump administration says grant recipients cannot refer women to abortion providers as a method of family planning. The grant money normally goes to fund birth control, screenings for sexually transmitted diseases, as well as breast and cervical cancer detection. How has President Trump — a man with shifting convictions on the life issue — achieved the first substantive shift in the pro-life direction in decades?
The Trump administration’s new regulations, separating abortion from women’s health services, has triggered at least two major abortion providers to reject federal funds rather than comply. Is Trump’s legal-procedural approach — rather than moralistic preaching — succeeded where previous conservative efforts have failed? Will individual Progressive Americans step up to fill the funding gap so the abortion clinics can keep on carving?