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AMA files lawsuit to block Title X rule restricting abortion clinic funding

March 05, 2019 / Joanne Finnegan

Saying it imposes restrictions on the patient-physician relationship, the American Medical Association (AMA) filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the Trump administration rule that would restrict abortion clinic funding. The country’s largest physician organization filed the lawsuit (PDF) in the United States District Court in Oregon, asking the court to block the new rule released Friday that revises regulations around the Title X family planning program to block funding to groups that provide abortion referrals. The rule would decimate the Title X program and limit the medical advice physicians can give their Title X patients, the AMA said in an announcement. The Oregon Medical Association and Planned Parenthood Federation of America joined the lawsuit.