President Barack Obama is the antithesis of a lame duck!
On Wednesday, the outgoing POTUS finalized a regulation which might shield federal funding for women’s health care and organizations like Planned Parenthood. The massive transfer comes a few month earlier than Donald Trump and his anti-Planned Parenthood administration will take workplace.
Several states have been making an attempt to take away Title X federal funding from Planned Parenthood as a result of they carry out abortions — this new rule says funding CANNOT be eliminated until a corporation fails to offer the required Title X providers, no matter whether or not they supply further household planning choices.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services launched a statement highlighting how strengthening 1970’s Title X Family Planning Program will assist hold “essential services” for the “most vulnerable patients in the country”.
“This rule will strengthen access to essential services like cancer screenings and contraception for some of the most vulnerable patients in this country. Public comments showed overwhelming support for finalizing the rule, which clarifies that all organizations able to provide these services should be eligible to compete for funds.”
Obviously, the event could not come at a greater time contemplating women’s reproductive rights have been beneath siege after Republicans gained complete management of Congress and the Senate. The shift in energy has prompted many states to lose funding to convoluted guidelines handed beneath the guise of spiritual freedom.
Following Obama’s final bid try to guard women’s health rights, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards launched the next statement:
“President Obama has cemented his legacy as a champion for women’s health. This rule protects birth control, cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, and other health care for millions of people. Yet this fight is not over. We are deeply concerned about the future of health care access in this country with extremists like Mike Pence and and Tom Price at the helm. We will not back down, and we will continue to fight for our patients’ access to care. Every person deserves the right to control their own bodies, their own health, and their own well-being without politicians getting in the way.”
Unfortunately, this doesn’t imply the rule cannot be reversed by Drumpf and his cronies. Federal lawmakers have the proper to undo laws beneath the Congressional Review Act.
So, what do YOU consider Barack’s pro-Planned Parenthood transfer?[Image by way of WENN/Ben Kriemann/Future Image]