Life-Affirming Title X Recipients Will Now Receive Even More Funding Thanks in Part to Planned Parenthood
by Connor Semelsberger, MPP
October 1, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Protect Life Rule, which separates abortion activities from federally-funded family planning clinics, is currently in effect, as further court proceedings play out in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In response to this rule, Planned Parenthood and several pro-abortion states decided that performing abortions is more important than providing family planning services to underserved women when they voluntarily withdrew from the Title X Program on August 19th.
This week, HHS announced that $33.6 million of the funding forfeited by pro-abortion grantees will now be awarded to 50 current Title X grantees that do not promote abortion as a method of family planning.
This supplemental funding will enable current grantees to better meet the family planning needs of underserved women across America. Contrary to what opponents of the Protect Life Rule claim, Title X patient coverage will not suffer. Clinics like Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Centers (RHCs), which do not promote or perform abortions, will now be able to provide high-quality and affordable family planning services to even more women and families in need than they did before.
Grantees Voluntarily Terminated
- AK Planned Parenthood of Great Northwest & Hawaiian Islands
- CT Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
- ID Planned Parenthood of Great Northwest & Hawaiian Islands
- IL Illinois Department of Health
- IL Planned Parenthood of Illinois
- MA Health Imperatives Inc.
- MA Massachusetts Department of Public Health
- MD Maryland Department of Health
- ME Family Planning Association of Maine Inc.
- MN Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
- NH Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
- NY Public Health Solutions
- NY New York Department of Health
- OH Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
- OR Oregon Health Authority
- UT Planned Parenthood Association of Utah
- VT Vermont Agency of Human Services
- WA Washington State Department of Health
Grantees Receiving Supplemental Award
- AL Alabama Department of Public Health
- AR Arkansas Department of Health
- AZ Arizona Family Health Partnership
- CO Colorado Department of Public Health
- CT Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corporation
- DC Unity Health Care Inc.
- DE Delaware State Department of Health
- FL Primary Care Medical Services of Poinciana Inc.
- FL Community Health Centers of Pinellas Inc.
- GA Neighborhood Improvement Project Inc.
- GA Family Health Centers of Georgia Inc.
- IA Family Planning Council of Iowa
- ID Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
- IL Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness Inc.
- IN Indiana Family Health Council Inc.
- KS Kansas Department of Health & Environment
- KY Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services
- MA Action for Boston Community Development Inc.
- MD The Community Clinic Inc.
- MS Mississippi State Department of Health
- MN Ramsey County
- MT Montana Department of Public Health
- ND North Dakota Department of Health
- NE Family Planning Council of Nebraska
- NM New Mexico Department of Health
- NV Nevada Primary Care Association
- NV City of Carson City
- NV Washoe County
- NV Southern Nevada Health District
- NY The Floating Hospital Inc.
- OH Ohio Department of Health
- OK Community Health Connection Inc.
- OK Oklahoma Department of Health
- PA AccessMatters
- PA Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania Inc.
- PA Maternal and Family Health Services Inc.
- PA Adagio Health Inc.
- RI Rhode Island Department of Health
- SC South Carolina State Department of Health
- SD South Dakota Department of Health
- TN Tennessee Department of Health
- TR FSM Department of Health & Social Affairs
- TR Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.
- TR Family Planning Association of Puerto Rico
- TR American Samoa Medical Center Authority
- TX Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas
- TX City of El Paso
- WI Wisconsin Department of Health Services
- WV West Virginia Department of HHS
- WY Wyoming Health Council
You may find more information about the Title X program here.