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Federal appeals court upholds decision to bar Trump administration from implementing abortion gag rule

Sep 07, 2020 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

(JURIST) - In a 9-6 decision Thursday, the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower courts permanent injunction against a Health and Human Services (HHS) rule that would prohibit doctors and clinics that participate in the Title X program from referring patients for an abortion, even if that is what the patient wants.

The so-called gag rule was promulgated by HHS last year, and would prohibit the use of Title X funds to perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method ...