Trump Administration Sued by Planned Parenthood Over ‘Conscience’ Abortion Rule

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Planned Parenthood recently joined forces with multiple pro-abortion activist groups across the country, the groups are seeking to sue President Donald Trump and his administration over the “conscience” abortion rule. This rule specifically offers health care proffessionals the decision to refuse to conduct abortions, sterilization or assisted suicide due to their personal religious or moral beliefs. Via the Daily Caller.
 

 
Along with Planned Parenthood, the lawsuit is composed of activist groups from nearly two dozen states and cities. According to the Washington Post, the lawsuit is being led by New York Attorney General Letitia James. James believes the current rule “unfairly favors” views of healthcare professionals over the actual “needs of the patients,” specifically saying the abortion rule comes “at a dangerous price.
 
The Trump Administration has dealt with other separate lawsuits regarding the abortion “conscience” rule, this round, the lawsuit comes from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra...
 
Becerra alleges the abortion rule, “impedes access to basic care” and “encourages discrimination against vulnerable patients,” including those with attachments to the LQBTQ community. Via the Washington Post.
 

 
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) states that the “conscience” abortion rule will be implemented to “protect individuals and health care entities from discrimination on the basis of their exercise of conscience in HHS-funded programs.” Via (HHS) website.
 
The lawsuits were filed in Manhattan, New York federal court, with all intentions to block the “conscience” abortion rule from being implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services. The abortion rule was set to officially take into effect on July 22nd. Via Reuters.
 

 
Although multiple pro-abortion groups have pushed for these abortion lawsuits against President Trump, Planned Parenthood remains the real puppet master throughout these legal proceedings...
 
“Trust is the cornerstone of the physician-patient relationship,” Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen said in a statement. “No one should have to worry if they will get the right care or information because of their providers’ personal beliefs.”
 
As of now, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have stated that they will continue to defend the intended “conscience” abortion law. Via the Daily Caller.