Justices To Review 'Gag Rule' On Abortion Referrals

Law360 (February 22, 2021, 9:36 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine a Trump administration "gag rule" that prohibits physicians from referring patients to abortion providers, taking up a controversial case that has divided lower courts.

The justices will review a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulation — upheld by the Ninth Circuit but blocked in Maryland by the Fourth Circuit — that bars doctors who receive federal funds for family planning services from helping patients access abortion services.

"This case concerns challenges to an HHS rule that warps and decimates the Title X family planning program," the American Medical Association said...

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