New: A weekly newsletter about the trends shaping cities

Stories

Trump admin cuts off Planned Parenthood from federal family planning funding

In this image, two people walk down the street in front of a blue awning with the white words "Planned Parenthood" printed on it.
Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The Trump administration issued a rule Friday barring Planned Parenthood and other groups that offer abortions or abortion referrals from participating in the $286 million federal family planning program, reports the Washington Post.

What they're saying: Per the Post, critics of the mandate say it indirectly defunds Planned Parenthood, which provides general health care and STD treatment in addition to abortion services. The Title X program mostly serves low-income women. Supporters of the rule and antiabortion groups, like the the Susan B. Anthony List, say it will "disentangle taxpayers" from Planned Parenthood.

Go deeper: Planned Parenthood is suing the Trump administration