After federal rule changes, reproductive health facilities looking to state for help
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For months, Planned Parenthood and other state reproductive health facilities had been hunkering down, preparing for the release of a Trump administration rule that would add new abortion restrictions to receive federal funds.
But it wasn’t until two weeks ago that the rule became iron clad. In a letter, the federal Health and Human Services department warned the organization of an upcoming obligation. They had to spell out an “assurance and action plan” – and they had until Aug. 19 to draw it up.