Trump admin threatens to revoke federal funding from California over abortion coverage mandate

By Sam Dorman | Fox News

The Health and Human Services Department warned California on Friday that it would cut off some of its federal funding if it continued mandating universal abortion coverage, arguing that doing so violated the conscience rights of all Americans.

News of the violation notice came on the same day as the March for Life rally, where President Trump made history by becoming the first president to attend the annual gathering of pro-life activists.

“Once again, President Trump’s administration is delivering on his promise to protect human life and all Americans’ freedom of conscience,” Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar said in a press release.

Roger Severino, who leads the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), denounced California for “forcing people of goodwill to subsidize the taking of human life.” According to HHS, more than 28,000 people in the state were unable to access plans that didn’t cover elective abortions.

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