Action Alert

Stop anti-woman domestic gag rule!

Please take action to stop the latest Trump-Pence administration attack on reproductive and sexual health care!

Last week, the administration proposed a new gag rule that would block millions of people from reproductive health care services, such as access to birth control, from providers such as Planned Parenthood. This proposal contains restrictions that threaten access to family planning, but it would prevent any health clinic or service provider that receives Title X funding from providing any information to patients about abortion, including referrals. As we’ve said before, the Christian Right has always been the primary opposition to women’s right to abortion. If this rule goes into effect, the government would restrict doctors from providing comprehensive and factual health care information to patients, and the blow would be felt the most by uninsured individuals with low income, and disproportionately by women of color.

Tell Congress to oppose this dangerous anti-woman, anti-health gag rule.

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BACKGROUND

More than 4 million people receive health care annually through Title X, the sole federal domestic program that exclusively funds reproductive health care and family planning. Planned Parenthood serves over 40 percent of Title X patients. By imposing restrictions that would make it impossible for these patients to receive birth control and other basic health care from providers like Planned Parenthood, this new gag rule would cut off access to cancer screenings, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment and general health exams from individuals’ preferred health care providers.

Furthermore, the proposed rule would undermine the patient-provider relationship. Individuals would no longer be able to trust that they are receiving the most comprehensive and accurate information about their own health and lives. Rather, the government would determine what kind of information women could receive about their pregnancy options. Americans across all demographics, socioeconomic statuses, sexualities, locations and insurance coverages deserve the right to information about their health care and bodies. This includes information regarding safe, legal abortion.

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