"The Protect Life Rule does not cut family planning funding by a single dime, and instead directs tax dollars to entities that provide healthcare to women but do not perform abortions", Dannenfelser said.
Ignoring Congress, which has passed no legislation on this subject, Trump administration rules will now mandate that no organization that even mentions abortion services can receive federal funds.
"We thank President Trump for taking decisive action to disentangle taxpayers from the big abortion industry led by Planned Parenthood", SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said.
Planned Parenthood, whose affiliates are major providers of family planning services as well as abortions, said the administration is trying to impose a "gag rule", and launched a full campaign to block it. In November, HHS, issued a funding opportunity announcement for Title X that elevates natural family planning and abstinence counseling as program priorities.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted the "Protect Life" rule Friday which will partially defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers due to new requirements that federal Title X family planning funds can not go to abortion facilities.
Known as Title X, the family-planning program serves about 4 million women annually through independent clinics, many operated by Planned Parenthood affiliates, which serve about 40 percent of all clients.
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Leana Wen, the new head of Planned Parenthood, said in an interview in January that the rule change "would compromise our ethical obligations" so the group stands to lose funding.
They expressed concern that Trump's "gag rule" would be finalized before HHS had "conducted a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of the rule's potential economic and health impacts".
"If the official published rule is as damaging as today's draft final version", Coleman said, her group "will be prepared to challenge the Trump administration to protect the family planning safety net for the millions of people who rely on it".
The law prohibits federal funds from being used for abortions. "These new rules are unsafe and unnecessary, and will prevent millions of Americans from obtaining the care they need and deserve". "This is another clear sign that President Trump and his administration would rather bow to anti-abortion extremists than ensure people in America have access to the quality health care they need".
Leaders of health associations representing black and Latino health care providers and patients joined Wen at a news briefing to decry the new rule They said women from their communities make up more than half the beneficiaries of Title X grants and would be disproportionately harmed by the changes. Almost 80 percent of those patients qualified for free or reduced fee services - numbers that suggest the program "is doing just what it's supposed to do", said Deirdre Fulton-McDonough, a spokeswoman for Maine Family Planning.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), another 2020 presidential candidate, tweeted, "This new rule is a disgraceful assault on women's right and an assault on millions of Americans' ability to get the health care they need".
Enacted in 1970, the Title X program now provides 4 million low-income people access to reproductive health services, including birth control, STI testing, mammograms and cancer screenings. Under the previous rules, Title X services and abortions could "co-locate" in the same center, as long as the abortions were privately funded.