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by Josh Colletta

LAST FRIDAY, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAID THAT IT WOULD BAN ANY ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES ABORTION REFERRALS FROM FEDERAL FUNDING.

WITH THIS CHANGE, IT MEANS MILLIONS COULD BE STRIPPED FROM PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD SAYS THEY HAVE BEEN EXPECTING THIS, AND WOULD HAVE TO CUT SOME SERVICES TO WOMEN WHICH HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH ABORTION, BUT RATHER HELP THEM WITH DOCTORS VISITS THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE THE MEANS TO AFFORD ELSEWHERE.

UNDER THE NEW FEDERAL RULE, CLINICS WOULD BE ABLE TO TALK TO PATIENTS ABOUT ABORTION, BUT NOT WHERE TO GET ONE. THEY ALSO WILL NOT HAVE TO COUNSEL WOMEN ON ALL REPRODUCTIVE OPTIONS.

WITH THIS MOST RECENT STEP, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION STARTS TO SHIFT FEDERAL HEALTH PROGRAMS IN A MORE CONSERVATIVE DIRECTION.

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