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Constitutional Law Keyed to Farber
Rust v. Sullivan
Citation:500 U.S. 173 (1991)
Title X of the Public Health Services Act established funding for family-planning services. Section 1008 of the Act provided that none of the funds shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning. In 1989, the Department of Health and Human Services issued new regulations, Title X projects must refer every pregnant client for appropriate prenatal and/or social services by furnishing a list of available providers that promote the welfare of the mother and the unborn child. The list may not be used indirectly to encourage or promote abortion. Title X projects are expressly prohibited from referring a pregnant woman to an abortion provider, even upon specific request.
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