Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Gag Rule

A federal judge has blocked the Trump Administration’s gag rule from going into effect. Judge Stanley Bastian of the Eastern District in Washington issued an injunction guaranteeing continued federal funding for Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics.

The judges’ decision is not a final one and will most likely be challenged but he said the newly proposed gag rule violates the law. According to Judge Bastian, the gag rule “violates the central purpose of Title X, which is to equalize comprehensive, evidence-based and voluntary family planning.”

The Realist Woman’s take:

I knew this was coming. I wrote about the Trump Administration’s gag rule this past month and knew that with 21 states challenging the ban, federal judges were going to block this from happening. Let’s assume conservative politicians and administrations will continue to limit anything having to do with abortion care and will face being blocked from placing those limits.