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How Will the Gag Rule Affect Access to Health Care in My State?

The gag rule — for now — can be enforced in every state except Maryland. We recommend calling your local clinic to ask how this might impact free and reduced-cost care.

However, it’s important to know that a growing number of governors across the country reject the unethical gag rule. Some have said they’ll be forced to forfeit the administration’s Title X funding altogether in order to protect the health and rights of their constituents, but may consider other funding options. At least 15 governors have spoken out against the gag rule, and the governors of Hawaii, New York, Oregon, and Washington said that they have no choice but to refuse to participate in the Title X program.

But we can still undo the Title X gag rule. Call your Senators today — they have the opportunity to vote to protect Title X.

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