March 8, 2021 (COLUMBUS, Ohio) Ohio Attorney General
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
a federal law that funds family-planning services
prohibits its funds from being used to support abortion. The
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 Im intervening to stop
it, no matter what the
presidents personal agenda may be.
States that signed on to Ohios motion include: Alabama,
Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South
Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.