The Trump-Pence Administration Forced Planned Parenthood Out Of Title X
UPDATE: Even though the Title X gag rule was originally blocked by federal courts, it is now being enforced nationwide, meaning the Trump administration has forced Planned Parenthood, eight states, and other providers out of the Title X program. This is a targeted blow to the 4 million patients who obtain birth control, cancer screenings and other essential care through Title X. We cannot stand for this.
This fight isn’t over. We’re bringing the fight to Congress. The House has already passed a bill blocking the administration from enforcing this dangerous rule, and now we need the Senate to do the same. Given our collective outrage, this isn’t a long shot: this is possible. We’ve overcome some tough odds on attacks to our health care before; we’re going to have to do it again.
It's time to hit the phones.
Read about it below and then then take action to #ProtectX.
The Gag Rule Does 3 Things:
“Gag” health care providers in the Title X health care program
by making it illegal for them to tell their patients how and where they can access abortion safely and legally.
Prevent patients from getting full and accurate information
about all of their options. Planned Parenthood won’t withhold critical information from our patients because of our commitment to ethical patient care
Add new restrictions specifically designed to block patients
from coming to Planned Parenthood.
How Can I Help Stop Trump’s Gag Rule?
We won in the House — now it's time to win in the Senate. Call your Senator TODAY and tell them to Protect Title X funding and undo the gag rule!
“As an Alaskan, Title X is even more integral to my health care than many other citizens. Our state is divided into rural communities with limited access to health care, and Planned Parenthood is often the only provider of health services in the area. Without Title X funding, my fellow Alaskans and I simply will not have access to the care we need to survive ...”
Alta Charo, bioethicist, University of Wisconsin
“To require a provider to withhold information, and to actively mislead a patient through a lie of omission, is unethical.
It flies in the face of fundamental medical ethics and standard of care — full stop.”
Ellen, OB/GYN, Connecticut
“... This new Title X ruling is just another step in preventing women of lower incomes from getting the health care they deserve. The government is making it impossible for women’s health providers to do our job. ...Politicians have no role in picking and choosing among qualified providers ...”
"As a physician, this rule is in fundamental opposition to the oath which I have sincerely sworn. It is unethical, irrational, and most importantly a tremendous detriment to my patients. I will not be silenced. And I will continueto vote accordingly."
Health Affairs Journal
“Under the censorship requirements, grantees would be expected not only to withhold health care information from their patients but also to provide them with incomplete, misleading, and unreliable information regarding health care options.”