Congressman Lamborn's Statement on Title X Rule

February 22, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the implementation of the Final Rule titled "Compliance with Statutory Program Integrity Requirements," regulating the Title X Family Planning Program. The rule returns the program to the original intent of the program, which precludes Title X grants from being awarded to given entities that promote or provide abortion as a method of family planning.

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:

"I applaud President Trump and Secretary Azar for their tireless efforts to revise the outdated Title X regulations to ensure tax dollars are used for family planning. This new rule will restore the program's efficiency and integrity and provide protection for victims of sexual assault. It provides a bright line of separation between abortion services and family planning by directing tax dollars to entities that provide healthcare to women but do not perform abortions, ending the illegitimate use of Title X grant money as a slush fund for abortion providers. Last year, many of my colleagues in the House and I requested a revision of these regulations. I'm very pleased with the new rule that will protect the program, protect the recipients, and protect the consciences of the taxpayers who fund it."