Biden administration to undo Trump changes to federal family planning program

The Biden administration announced it is planning to rewrite the rules for the Title X federally funded family planning program to undo changes made by the Trump administration.

Those changes required family planning providers participating in the program to stop providing or promoting abortions to remain eligible for funding.

The rule, which has been in effect for more than a year now, resulted in Planned Parenthood and other providers leaving the program, meaning some states no longer have any Title X providers.

According to an announcement, the goal is to make the program “substantively similar” to the way it was run from 2000 until the Trump administration changed the rules in 2019.