February 22, 2019

“The new Title X regulations are a long-overdue clarification that abortion is not family planning. There are countless women’s health centers around the country that provide healthcare to needy and vulnerable women without violently ending innocent life. Poll after poll makes clear that the American people don’t want their tax dollars subsidizing abortions; these new regulations ensure that federal funds can be used to help women without destroying life and enriching abortion providers.”  Ashley McGuire, Senior Fellow with The Catholic Association


“The Title X program is and always has been a family planning program, and this new rule simply clarifies that abortion is not an appropriate method of family planning.  Contraception prevents pregnancy, while abortion stops the beating heart of a developing human. The difference between the two is profound. Title X money is appropriated by Congress for preventative family planning services, and was never meant to subsidize abortion clinics.” Maureen Ferguson, Senior Policy Advisor with The Catholic Association


“The new Title X regulations make a whole lot of sense to Americans who understand that abortion is not healthcare, and who do not want their hard-earned money subsidizing the elimination of unborn children. The new regulations prevent tax dollars from underwriting the abortion industry, but at the same time they redirect the those funds to Federally Qualified Community Health Centers that provide holistic care to the whole family, including prenatal care.” Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, Policy Advisor with The Catholic Association


“The administration’s new regulations are pro-woman, pro-family and pro-healthcare, especially as they bring needed help to unserved or underserved areas of the country. The new Title X regulations will ensure that federally-funded family planning programs provide care for needy women who are often victims of sexual abuse intimate partner violence, incest, or human trafficking, but not subsidize abortion providers. These women won’t be victimized, in some cases for a second time, by abortion providers who use smoke-and-mirrors accounting to skirt federal law.” Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, Legal Advisor for The Catholic Association Foundation.