New Rule Could Shield Planned Parenthood Funding From Partisan Attacks
A new rule from the Obama administration would end the practice of denying funding to health providers like Planned Parenthood for political reasons.By Grant Suneson | September 12, 2016
When Democrats and Republicans argue, Planned Parenthood is often caught in the middle. Congress still hasn't managed to provide funding to fight the Zika virus because the bill also includes cuts to Planned Parenthood's funding.
Now, the Department of Health and Human Services is trying to change that. It proposed a rule saying states can't cut family planning funding for any reason that's "unrelated to the ability to deliver services to program beneficiaries in an effective manner."