Appeals court rules in Biden’s favor on abortion referrals

A court has allowed federally funded family planning clinics to continue to make abortion referrals for now

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press
8 February 2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Federally funded family planning clinics can continue to make abortion referrals for now, a federal court ruled Tuesday, in a setback for a dozen Republican attorneys general who have sued to restore a Trump-era ban on the practice.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati denied a request by the 12 states to pause rules for the federal government’s family planning program while their case is heard. The states were eager to stop implementation before the next round of federal grants starts rolling out in March.