The American Medical Association (AMA) along with abortionist Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are lobbying the U.S. Supreme Court to block a Trump administration rule that draws a line between abortion and family planning.
In early 2019, the Trump administration issued a rule aimed at blocking funding for taxpayer-funded family planning clinics that provide abortion services for women and girls.
According to Breitbart News, the so-called Protecting Life Rule prohibits the use of funds to “perform, promote, recommend, or support abortion as a method of family planning.
By April 2019, U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. McShane, appointed by Obama, blocked the rule from President Trump’s administration.
However, by August of the same year the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals prevented the ban, leading to Planned Parenthood’s withdrawal as a family planner from the program known as Title X, according to Breitbart News.
Now Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have asked the Supreme Court to “correct” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision to allow the Trump rule that prohibits taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion.
The measure comes at a time when the Supreme Court has a vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that could eventually be filled by newly nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett, known for her conservative stance on issues such as abortion.
As Breitbart News pointed out, the AMA backed the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which many consider to be the greatest “overreaching and government interference in the doctor-patient relationship” in decades.
The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) told Breitbart that “abortion is not medical care.”
“Women deserve excellent health care. Abortion increases preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies, increases a woman’s risk of suicide, substance abuse, major depression, and all cause mortality, and increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer if aborting a first pregnancy and delaying term pregnancy subsequently,” the group said.