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Family Planning Grant Criteria Challenge Defeated by Payments

Nov. 19, 2019, 4:33 PM

Planned Parenthood can’t appeal a decision rejecting its claim that new criteria for federal family planning grants are inconsistent with governing regulations and administrative rules because the government has already awarded the program funds, the District of Columbia Circuit said Nov. 19.

The Health and Human Services Department’s disbursement of the grant funds for 2018, issuance of a modified funding opportunity announcement for 2019, and amendment of regulations governing the Title X program moot the appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said.

Title X is the only federal program providing grants for family planning...

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