Judge blocks Trump administration 'gag rule' on abortion referrals
Federal court bars enforcement of measure aimed at fulfilling president’s pledge to end federal support for Planned Parenthood
Fri 26 Apr 2019
A federal judge has blocked a Trump administration rule that would bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers, according to the state attorney general.
The preliminary injunction on Thursday bars enforcement nationwide of a policy that was due to go into effect on 3 May over the vehement objections of abortion rights supporters who have decried it as a “gag rule” designed to silence doctor-patient communications about abortion options.