Dems demand answers on family planning funds

Dems demand answers from Trump admin about family planning program

Top Democrats on the House’s Energy & Commerce committee are demanding the Trump administration explain why it’s running months behind in a process to fund organizations that supply reproductive health services to low-income women.

There are about 60 days before Title X family planning grants expire for some recipients, and in the past, they’ve typically been given 60 to 90 days to apply for more funding. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) also needs time to review and approve applications.

As of Monday, the administration still hasn’t released a funding announcement that would detail requirements for receiving the funding.

The delays come as the administration is expected to make significant changes to the program to align with its stances on abortion and birth control.

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