HHS secretary hails court victory: 'Pro-life administration' stands against federal funding of 'abortion enterprise'

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HHS Secretary Alex Azar on court's abortion clinic ruling.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar hailed the latest court decision to allow the Trump administration to withdraw federal Title X funding from any medical facility that provides abortions, as well as abortion counseling or abortion referrals.

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Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar hailed the latest court decision to allow the Trump administration to withdraw federal Title X funding from any medical facility that provides abortions, as well as abortion counseling or abortion referrals.

“President Trump, Vice President Pence and I are part of a pro-life administration. We stand for protecting the sanctity of human life from conception until natural death,” Azar said Thursday evening on “Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream.”

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“Part of that is this regulation that we put out that prevents these Title X family planning moneys from going to supporting the abortion enterprise,” he added.

“For too long that money has been used to subsidize the provision of abortion contrary to statute. Congress has said that you cannot support abortion as a method of family planning. We're just finally enforcing it.”

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“For too long that money has been used to subsidize the provision of abortion contrary to statute. Congress has said that you cannot support abortion as a method of family planning. We're just finally enforcing it.”

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals – which previously upheld separate nationwide injunctions on a range of Trump administration policies, including on immigration -- issued the order Thursday, giving a major victory to the Trump administration.

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