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Biden revokes Trump rule banning certain clinics from abortion referrals

The Biden administration on Monday revoked a Trump-era rule that bars clinics that receive federal family planning funding from referring patients for abortions.

Why it matters: The new rule, which will go into effect on Nov. 8, comes as the fight for abortion access ramps up in states and nationally.

Context: Former President Trump issued the rule in 2018 in an appeal to his anti-abortion base.

Over 20 states filed federal lawsuits in attempts to block the provision, but a California appeals court ruled in 2019 that Trump officials could enforce the rule while the litigation played out, the Washington Post reports.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit sided with the Trump administration in February 2020.

The big picture: The Biden revision will allow health clinics to receive the Title X federal family planning funds, which primarily serve low-income individuals, even if they make abortion referrals.

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