This is an exaggeration and typical of the pro-abortion faction's response to this rule.
The policy shift mirrors the Mexico City Policy, one of the first actions of the Trump administration, under which organisations overseas that receive U.S. aid for family planning may not perform abortions, even with other funding.
But according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research arm of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, publicly funded community centers provide much more care to low-income Americans than Planned Parenthood, the National Catholic Reporter reported a year ago.
Similar regulations were issued under former President Ronald Reagan, and later upheld by the Supreme Court, but never went into effect due to a lengthy legal battle.
Planned Parenthood always claims that abortion is only 3% o their business but a proposal by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump showed something different.
"The Trump administration and the anti-choice extremists he is pandering to with this risky rule know that knowledge is power which is why they are directly attacking a woman's right to know exactly what her full range of options are when it comes to an unintended pregnancy", NARAL-Pro Choice America President Ilyse Hogue said in a statement. And at a time when the president is otherwise embattled on many fronts, he and Republicans who face challenges in the midterm elections are drawing energy from motivated anti-abortion activists.
"This policy will gag doctors and medical professionals from giving patients the information that they need", Smith said.
Federal law now requires the clinics to counsel pregnant women on their options, including adoption and abortion.
But Title X isn't the only federal family planning program being targeted for cuts or changes.
Anti-abortion groups meanwhile hailed the planned move as fulfilling a key Trump campaign promise.
"This proposal does not necessarily defund Planned Parenthood, as long as they're willing to disentangle taxpayer funds from abortion as a method of family planning", an administration official told Fox News.
"It instead directs tax dollars to Title X centers that do not promote or perform abortions, such as the growing number of community and rural health centers that far outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities", she said.
While the change does not affect the level of funding the government is providing, it has raised some alarms about how hard it would be for smaller, community-based providers to absorb the vast number of patients served by Planned Parenthood, should its funding be denied.
Abortion opponents allege the federal family planning program in effect cross-subsidizes abortion services provided by Planned Parenthood.
INSKEEP: So let me put an opposing view at you and get your response to it.
The Trump administration has positioned itself as a foe of legal abortion and both President Trump and Vice President Pence have spoken at the annual March For Life, an anti-abortion demonstration in Washington. Earlier this month, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed so-called "heartbeat" legislation that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat has been detected, at about six weeks, with certain exceptions.
Although abortion is politically divisive, the USA abortion rate has dropped significantly, from about 29 per 1,000 women of reproductive age in 1980 to about 15 in 2014.
The Mississippi law was later blocked. It's not clear when the review will be finished, but the process can often take months.
Texas has been experimenting with cutting off abortion providers from state-level family planning grants.
Trump's assault on abortion and reproductive health care is of a piece with the administration's assault on health care in general.
"It is taking away one of the most fundamental rights to your body and the right to health care and the right to choose whether and when to start a family".
RICHARDS: Well, I think the important thing, Steve, is it's not just what it means for Planned Parenthood but anyone in the Family Planning Program in this country. As the New York Times noted a week ago. This endangers women's health, leaving them with fewer options for safe, timely, and comprehensive preventive care, and is certain to delay provision of care or altogether deter women from seeking care at all.
As with the attacks on Medicaid, however, such rhetoric will soon fade.
Several senators and House members, in two separate letters sent letters to the HHS on May 14, criticized the government attempts to limit health care clinics from accessing Title X funding.
While Trump seeks to deny women's health care services, the United States maternal mortality rate has increased by more than 50 percent since 1990, placing the nation in the company of some of the world's poorest nations in sub-Saharan Africa. The group works to elect candidates who want to reduce and ultimately end abortion.