AG Yost Files in the Supreme Court to
Stop Federal Funding of Abortions

March 8, 2021 (COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave
Yost and 18 other states have filed a joint motion with the U.S.
Supreme Court to stop President Biden from blocking the Supreme
Court from deciding whether federal money can be used to fund

The motion, filed Monday afternoon, seeks to protect funding
limitations that Congress imposed when it enacted Title X. Title X
— a federal law that funds family-planning services — expressly
prohibits its funds from being used to support abortion. The Trump
administration updated federal regulations to honor that
prohibition. But President Biden has signaled through an executive
memorandum that he plans to throw out the Trump-era regulation
and to allow federal funding of abortion.

“Using Title X dollars to fund or promote abortion is against the
law,” Yost said, “And I’m intervening to stop it, no matter what the
president’s personal agenda may be.”

States that signed on to Ohio’s motion include: Alabama, Arizona,
Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South
Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.