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Title X Family Planning Program Proposals

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Section 1008 of Title X prohibits Title X programs from counseling and making referrals related to abortion as a method of family planning, except where such counseling and referrals are medically indicated. Such a limitation on the use o f government funds does not violate the Constitution.

The Secretary of Health and Human Services is authorized to prohibit Title X programs from engaging in abortion advocacy and to require that organizations engaged in both Title X programs and abortion-related programs segregate the two. Such requirements do not violate the Constitution.

Updated July 9, 2014