Court OKs abortion funding changes

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on July 11 upheld its June decision allowing the Trump administration to enforce new rules blocking Title X family planning funds from going to abortion facilities. 

The 7–4 vote rejected an emergency stay request from Planned Parenthood, 20 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and other abortion-rights groups. 

The appeals court said it would review the case against the new regulations, but the new ruling allows the funding change to take effect in the meantime. Federal judges blocked enforcement of the rules after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services introduced them in February. Planned Parenthood receives about $60 million a year from Title X. (BP)