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Court Blocks Trump Administration Abortion Rules In Maryland

September 4th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court’s decision blocking the enforcement in Maryland of Trump administration rules that prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics in the Title X program from making abortion referrals.

The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an existing permanent injunction. It wrote that the administration’s rules “failed to recognize and address the ethical concerns of literally every major medical organization in the country” and “arbitrarily estimated the cost” of implementing part of the rules.

The decision, which came in a lawsuit filed by Baltimore city officials, means Maryland remains the only state where enforcement of the rules is enjoined.

Earlier this year, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the administration’s changes to start taking effect and later upheld the rules, which also prohibit clinics in the program from sharing office space with abortion providers.

Abortion opponents and religious conservatives have argued Title X has long been used to indirectly subsidize abortion providers.

4 Responses to “Court Blocks Trump Administration Abortion Rules In Maryland”

  1. September 04, 2020 at 4:51 pm, DAVE said:

    Unlike me some people might agree with Margaret Sanger’s Planned Parenthood goal of “ridding the little weeds (i.e children of color) out of the human garden”? The number of aborted black babies is approaching the same number as live births and the vast majority of PP clinics are located in minority neighborhoods. Now who thinks that black lives matter, or is it only some of them?

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  2. September 04, 2020 at 7:42 pm, MARTIN D FORNWALT said:

    NICE TO KNOW THE LIBERALS IN MARYLAND ARE RIGHT UP THERE! USING TAX DOLLARS FOR WOMEN TO KILL THEIR BABIES! ITS ELECTIVE! SO THEY SHOULD HAVE TO PAY IT THEMSELVES! I FIND IT OFFENSIVE TO USE MY TAX DOLLARS TO KILL UNBORN CHILDREN!

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  3. September 05, 2020 at 9:55 am, mac said:

    It’s interesting to see how DAVE and MARTIN are so easily telling women what they think is best for them to do.
    DAVE and MARTIN have no say it what any woman can or should do.

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  4. September 06, 2020 at 2:24 pm, mac said:

    I don’t know whether or not this comment will remain posted but it seems that WCBC is removing comments, for whatever reason. Some comments have been removed.

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