The Trump Administration just proposed new regulations to help ensure that abortion is separated from the federal Title X family planning program.
The proposed regulations, called the “Protect Life Rule” are modeled after regulations issued by the Reagan Administration and include several important requirements:
“A Title X project may not perform, promote, refer for, or support, abortion as a method of family planning, nor take any other affirmative action to assist a patient to secure such an abortion.”
“A Title X project must be organized so that it is physically and financially separate… from [abortion]activities”.
“Title X projects shall comply with all State and local laws requiring notification or reporting of child abuse, child molestation, sexual abused, rape, incest, intimate partner violence, or human trafficking.”
In a statement praising the Administration, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chair of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities said that these regulations are “greatly needed and deeply appreciated.” Cardinal Dolan also said, “Most Americans recognize that abortion is distinct from family planning and has no place in a taxpayer-funded family planning program. For too long, Title X has been used to subsidize the abortion industry. ”
The Administration has opened a 60-day comment period ending on July 31, 2018 and is accepting comments on the proposed rule.
Planned Parenthood and other abortion purveyors will flood the Administration with negative comments. It is very important that the Pro-Life Community write to the Administration also to show our strong support for these regulations.
You can submit your comments here.
And then share this alert with all your friends.
“Most Americans recognize that abortion is not family planning or healthcare and has no place in a taxpayer-funded family planning program. I strongly support the proposed rule on the Title X program because it will help ensure that abortion-related activities are kept separate from this pre-pregnancy family planning program. For too long, Title X has been used to subsidize the abortion industry. We need these regulations in order to draw a bright line between what happens before a pregnancy begins and what happens after a child has been created, as Congress clearly intended.”
Title X of the Public Health Service Act (Title “Ten”) was created in 1970 as a pre-pregnancy federal family planning program to help poor women limit and space their family size. It was created in the heat of the population control movement, yet even though its authorization expired in 1985, Congress continues to appropriate yearly money.
Embedded in the authorizing law itself is a strict prohibition on its funds being used for abortion demonstrating the intent of Congress that Title X should be completely apart from the controversial and, at that time, still mostly illegal activity of abortion. In fact, it was argued that Title X was needed in order to reduce the abortion rate.
In spite of this prohibition, the program guidelines governing the early years of the program soon required abortion referrals and allowed abortion providers to perform abortions in the same location, arguably allowing the program to become a direct channel for abortion providers to receive clients as well as federal money for their non-abortion offerings.
To respond to this abuse, President Reagan issued formal regulations in 1987 requiring that Title X service sites be physically and financially separated from abortion centers and not refer or counsel for abortion. These regulations were challenged and successfully defended by the Bush 41 Administration in the U.S. Supreme Court case Rust v. Sullivanof 1991. However, they were rescinded in January of 1993 under President Clinton and replaced by regulations later that year requiring abortion referrals and allowing co-location of Title X clinic sites with abortion sites.
 Sec 1008 “None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.”
Founded in 1903, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women. CDA is involved in many charitable venues; involving Education, Family, Leadership, Legislation, Quality of Life, Spiritual Enhancement, and Youth.
Our MISSION STATEMENT:
Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the Advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.
*Be women of Faith
*Encourage Spiritual Growth
*Promote the motto of “Unity and Charity”
The Texas State Court was organized January 25, 1917. Our Mission Statement is a reflection of the CDA motto of Unity and Charity; "The members of the Texas State and Local Courts love Christ and His Church. We are dedicated to leading others to Christ and to His service through active participation in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas."
Easy! Come to any of our regular meetings and notify any of our officers, of your wish to join our Court. Or email: email@example.com
Our court was installed February 5, 2017, as the 247th Court in Texas. Charter officers were Regent Gloria Riley, Vice Regent Charlotte Prieve, Recording Secretary Sheryl Andrews, Financial Secretary Priscilla Hargraves, and Treasurer Veronica Arnold. Deacon John Hagyari was installed as Chaplain. On May 3, 2018, new officers were elected for the period June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2020. These new officers are: Regent Priscilla Hargraves, Vice Regent Charlotte Prieve, Financial Secretary Jean Sanfelippo, Recording Secretary Mary Roberts, and Treasurer Sheryl Andrews, with Deacon "Dub" Hargraves serving as Interim Court Chaplain. We are assigned to District #54, with Deborah Maly as our District Debuty.
Christ the Good Shepherd is open during the day for anyone wishing to spend time with Our Lord in the Eucharist. Drop in anytime between 8 AM and 9 PM to pray and meditate--or better still, consider signing up for a regular time slot in the parish office! The graces associated with this practice are incalculable. Should there be sufficient long-term interest demonstrated by people willing to sign up for a regular hour or two, we may eventually be able to have Exposition, in which Our Lord is exposed in the monstrance, regularly at our parish. Pray that this may be so!
CDA Court 2731 meets on the first Thursday of the month, July and August exclusive, at our host parish, Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Community.
Our court will take a break during the summer and will not meet during the months of July and August. See you in September!
Christ The Good Shepherd Catholic Community, 18511 Klein Church Rd, Spring, Texas 77379, United States