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Trump administration inches closer to defunding Planned Parenthood

The US Department of Health and Human Services issued its draft final rule to revise the Title X family planning program Friday, jeopardizing a decades-old program that serves millions of low-income people, critics say.


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HHS Finalizes Rule Seeking To Expel Planned Parenthood From Family Planning Program

The Trump administration Friday finalized a regulation intended to push Planned Parenthood out of the Title X federal family planning program, keeping a campaign promise to anti-abortion groups.

The program provides contraceptives, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and other primary health services to 4 million patients each year, many of them low-income or uninsured, at more than 4,000 clinic sites. Planned Parenthood serves about 40 percent of that caseload.

None of the funds provided for Title X services may be used for abortion. That has been true since the program was created in 1970. But abortion opponents have for decades complained that since many Planned Parenthood affiliates that receive Title X support also provide abortion, the federal family planning money can be improperly commingled with funds used for the procedure.

The new regulations erase previous program rules requiring that women with unintended pregnancies be given “nondirective counseling” on all options, including birth, adoption and abortion.

Under the new rules, Title X recipients would be banned from making abortion referrals in almost all cases. This would reverse existing rules, which require that a referral be given if a woman requests one. Counseling would still be allowed but no longer required.

The new rules “will ensure compliance with, and enhance implementation of, the statutory requirement that none of the funds appropriated for Title X may be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning,” says the executive summary.

Organizations would also have to physically separate facilities that provide Title X-funded services from those that provide abortions.

Abortion-rights and family planning provider groups were quick to decry the regulations. Planned Parenthood called the new rules a dealbreaker.

“This is direct interference with the practice of medicine and our ethical obligations to our patients,” the organization’s president, Dr. Leana Wen, told reporters on a conference call Friday. “Planned Parenthood cannot participate in a program that would force our providers to compromise their ethics.”

Other family planning groups called the rules out as well.

“This rule intentionally strikes at the heart of the patient-provider relationship, inserting political ideology into a family planning visit, which will frustrate and ultimately discourage patients from seeking the health care they need,” Clare Coleman, president and CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, the group that represents Title X recipients, said in a statement.

The American Medical Association said, “The patient-physician relationship relies on trust, open conversation and informed decision making and the government should not be telling physicians what they can and cannot say to their patients.”

But abortion foes have been pushing hard for the changes.

“We thank President Trump for taking decisive action to disentangle taxpayers from the big abortion industry led by Planned Parenthood,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List. “The Title X program was not intended to be a slush fund for abortion businesses.”

Added Kristan Hawkins of the group Students for Life of America, “This is a life-saving policy change, as abortion vendors have used these family planning resources to underwrite their deadly enterprise.”

Defunding Planned Parenthood has been a goal of the anti-abortion movement for decades. Republicans thought they could make the group ineligible to provide care to Medicaid patients at part of their bill — which did not pass — to rewrite the Affordable Care Act in 2017. The Planned Parenthood provisions were struck from the bill under Senate rules even before the measure collapsed.

New York Attorney General Letitia James and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum promised to file suit against the regulation. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra also said he is prepared to sue, particularly because an estimated one-quarter of all women potentially affected by the changes live in California.

However, a similar set of rules, issued by President Ronald Reagan’s administration in 1987, were eventually upheld by the Supreme Court in 1991.

The rules will take effect in stages, starting 60 days after they are published in the Federal Register. The portion requiring physical and financial separation would not take effect for a year.

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Finalizan regla que busca expulsar a Planned Parenthood de programa de planificación familiar

El viernes 22 de febrero, la administración Trump finalizó una reglamentación destinada a expulsar a Planned Parenthood del programa federal de planificación familiar Título X, cumpliendo la promesa de campaña hecha a los grupos anti aborto.

Este programa proporciona anticonceptivos, pruebas de detección y tratamiento para enfermedades de transmisión sexual, y otros servicios de atención primaria, a 4 millones de pacientes cada año, muchos de ellos de bajos ingresos o sin seguro de salud, en más de 4,000 clínicas. Planned Parenthood sirve a alrededor del 40% de ese número de casos.

Ninguno de los fondos provistos para los servicios del Título X se puede utilizar para abortos. Eso ha sido así desde que se creó el programa en 1970. Pero los opositores al aborto se han quejado durante décadas de que, dado que muchas afiliadas de Planned Parenthood que reciben apoyo del Título X también brindan servicios de aborto, el dinero de la planificación familiar federal se puede mezclar indebidamente con los fondos utilizados para este procedimiento.

Las nuevas regulaciones borran las reglas previas del programa que requerían que las mujeres con embarazos no deseados recibieran “asesoramiento no dirigido” sobre todas las opciones, incluidos el parto, la adopción y el aborto.

Bajo las nuevas reglas, a los beneficiarios del Título X se les prohibiría referir a mujeres a servicios de aborto en casi todos los casos. Esto revertiría las reglas existentes, que requieren que se refiera a la mujer si ésta lo solicita. La consejería todavía estaría permitida, pero ya no sería un requisito.

Las nuevas reglas “asegurarán el cumplimiento y la mejora de la implementación del requisito legal de que ninguno de los fondos asignados para el Título X pueda usarse en programas donde el aborto es un método de planificación familiar”, dice el resumen ejecutivo.

Las organizaciones que aceptan fondos del Título X también tendrían que separar físicamente las instalaciones que ofrecen servicios con fondos federales de aquellas que brindan servicios de aborto.

Los grupos de proveedores de derechos de aborto y planificación familiar se apresuraron a denunciar las reglas.

“Esta regla golpea intencionalmente el corazón de la relación paciente-proveedor, insertando la ideología política en una visita de planificación familiar, lo que frustrará y finalmente desalentará a las pacientes a buscar la atención médica que necesitan”, expresó Clare Coleman, presidenta y CEO de National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, el grupo que representa a los destinatarios del Título X, en una declaración escrita.

“Como proveedores de atención médica, nuestro trabajo es proporcionar información precisa y basada en evidencia a nuestros pacientes”, dijo la doctora Leana Wen, presidenta de Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “Pero sepa esto: Planned Parenthood siempre estará aquí para sus pacientes. Nunca dejaremos de darle información médica a nuestros pacientes, y nunca dejaremos de luchar por la capacidad de todos para acceder al derecho fundamental a la atención médica”.

Pero los enemigos del aborto han estado presionando por estos cambios.

“Agradecemos al presidente Trump por tomar una acción decisiva para separar a los contribuyentes de la gran industria del aborto liderada por Planned Parenthood”, dijo Marjorie Dannenfelser, presidenta del grupo anti aborto Susan B. Anthony List. “El programa del Título X no tenía la intención de ser un fondo para las empresas de abortos”.

Retirar fondos a Planned Parenthood ha sido un objetivo que el movimiento contra el aborto persiguió durante décadas. Los republicanos pensaron que podían hacer que el grupo no fuera elegible para brindar atención a los pacientes de Medicaid en una parte de su proyecto de ley, que no se aprobó, cuando intentaron rediseñar la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio en 2017. Las disposiciones de Planned Parenthood se eliminaron de la ley bajo las reglas del Senado incluso antes que la medida se derrumbara.

La fiscal general de Nueva York, Letitia James, prometió presentar una demanda contra la nueva regulación, diciendo que es “peligrosa e innecesaria”. Sin embargo, la Corte Suprema confirmó un conjunto similar de reglas emitidas por el gobierno del presidente Ronald Reagan en 1987.

Las reglas entrarán en vigencia por etapas, a partir de los 60 días posteriores a su publicación en el Registro Federal. La parte que requiere la separación física y financiera no entrará en vigencia hasta dentro de un año.

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