Thanks to Scott Connolly for this editorial from the Burlington Free Press. Incidentally, the author’s statement, “Our own administration prohibits financial aid to any organization that promotes family planning through contraception” is not accurate. The administration may not be enthusiastic about family planning, but it has not prohibited aid to organizations promoting family planning. The focus of the gag rule is to deny aid to organizations involved in promotion or information related to abortion. The administration has also required some portion of family planning aid be used to promote abstinence.
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