This has HHS Tom Price’s fingerprints all over it, with an assist from Mike Pence:
The Trump administration has quietly axed $213.6 million in teen pregnancy prevention programs and research at more than 80 institutions around the country, including Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Johns Hopkins University.
…Health officials say cutting off money midway through multiyear research projects is highly unusual and wasteful because it means there can be no scientifically valid findings. The researchers will not have the funds to analyze data they have spent the past two years collecting or incorporate their findings into assistance for teens and their families.
Because you know what will happen: as these researchers fold up shop, and no results are forthcoming, the fetus-fondlers will say that researchers found no results so Abstinence Education is the way to go! Or as Foster Friess said, “In my day, ‘gals’ put aspirin ‘between their knees.'”
$213M Ameros is chump change in the budget, so this is more about giving ammo to the gawd-botherers.