Reject Trump's Domestic Gag Rule
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The Trump administration just introduced a gag rule that will ban clinics like Planned Parenthood which receive Title X funding from providing or even referring their clients to abortion services.
This is the worst attack yet on our reproductive rights, and it could impact 4 million people – many of whom are my family and loved ones.
I relied on Planned Parenthood when I had a pregnancy scare at age 20. Luckily I turned out not to be pregnant – but their services helped me navigate what was a tense situation. I believe everyone should have access to the kind of non-judgemental and warm care I received that day.
The administration is portraying this gag rule as an attempt to further separate government money from abortion services but the truth is clinics have never been allowed to use government funds to perform abortions. This is a direct attack on marginalized women and Planned Parenthood, which serves 41% of patients who get care through Title X-funded health services. Title X is critical for the health of low-income families. These patients are disproportionately low-income people of color and this gag rule will deny them access to birth control, STI testing and treatment, and cancer screenings.
This gag rule is so outrageous it even bans clinics from mentioning abortion on their website. Abortion is not a bad word. It is a safe procedure that should remain legal.
I can’t stand by and watch people I love lose access to these life-saving services. We know that enormous social pressure has caused Trump to change his mind before, so will you rise up for women’s right to reproductive healthcare?
Add your name to demand that Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar reject Trump’s ban.
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