Today’s episode takes a deep dive into the latest regulations promulgated by Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services regarding Title X funding. What does all this mean? Listen and find out!
We begin by breaking down Title X, the only federal grant program to poor people for family planning. And — as you might imagine — Title X explicitly excludes funding for abortions, but remains a critical source of funding for the critical work Planned Parenthood does with low-income women, including breast and pelvic examinations, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and screenings and treatments for sexually-transmitted infections and HIV. So, of course, the Trump Administration just defunded all of that. Find out how terrifying the new regulations are.
After that, it’s time for a … lighter(?) segment in which we discuss the difference between clickwrap, browsewrap, and sign-in-wrap (?) agreements and learn about interesting new research into the readability (or lack thereof) of those agreements.
Then, it’s time for the answer to Thomas Takes The Bar Exam #116 about a Weekend-at-Bernie’s-style auto accident. As always, remember to follow our Twitter feed (@Openargs) and like our Facebook Page so that you too can play along with #TTTBE!
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Show Notes & Links
- On Title X: click here for the actual law (42 U.S.C. § 300 et seq.); click here for the accompanying regulations (42 C.F.R. Part 59), and click here to read the new final rule promulgated by HHS regarding Title X.
- Here’s the Sacramento Bee article indicating that California and other states intend to sue to block this rule from going into effect; and click here to read Rep. Cummings’s letter regarding the rule.
- Here’s a link to “The Duty to Read the Unreadable,” the research paper we discussed in the last segment.
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