Obama Admin. Bars States From Defunding Deliberate Parenthood

The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a regulation that might shield Deliberate Parenthood’s federal funding.

The ultimate rule by the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Providers blocks states from proscribing federal funds to household planning suppliers — like Deliberate Parenthood — for causes “unrelated to the supplier’s potential to offer household planning providers.”

Whereas Deliberate Parenthood shouldn’t be instantly named within the rule, the choice would have an effect on the group and others prefer it that additionally present abortions. Federal funds will not be used to for abortions, besides in restricted circumstances.

President of Deliberate Parenthood Motion Fund Cecile Richards waves after talking through the second day of the Democratic Nationwide Conference in Philadelphia on July 26.