The Biden administration, with Planned Parenthood ally Xavier Becerra at the helm of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced Wednesday its plans to reverse the Trump administration’s Protect Life Rule, which created a clear boundary between abortion and family planning.
The announcement of the proposed rule, titled “Ensuring access to equitable, affordable, client-centered, quality family planning services,” said HHS intends to return to the Title X family planning regulations first enacted by the Clinton administration in 2000.
Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson applauded the proposed rule with gratitude expressed to Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, whose political campaigns have been funded by Planned Parenthood, and Becerra.
Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) said in a statement that the proposed rule change is another effort by the Biden administration to direct taxpayer funds to the abortion industry: “Abortion is not family planning, it is family destruction. President Biden’s actions today are an attempt to provide a taxpayer funded giveaway to Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry. This defies the law and tramples over the consciences of health care providers and the American taxpayers.”
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said that from the start of their administration, Biden and Harris “have worked to pay back the abortion lobby that spent millions to elect them.”