New federal funding under Trump administration puts Planned Parenthood at a disadvantage



The Trump administration has just adopted a new strategy for distributing Title X funding[1]: organizations that promote natural methods are directly affected, putting Planned Parenthood at a disadvantage. Nearly 260 million dollars in funding is at stake.

 

The Department of Health and Human Services made an announcement on Friday, mentioning “natural family planning” methods favourably several times. Planned Parenthood is concerned that the announcement is solely intended to limit or exclude its involvement in Title X.

 

[1] Title X is a programme set up in 1970 to ensure access to reproductive and sexual healthcare services, such as contraception, pregnancy monitoring, screening and STI prevention.


Sources: 

Washington Times (27/02/2018)