Moms Leader: Trump Forcing Planned Parenthood Out of Title X Will Have Devastating Consequences for Patients and Their Families
“It’s a grim day for low-income patients and families in the United States. By forcing Planned Parenthood out of the Title X program, President Trump has put politics ahead of patients’ lives, endangering the health of millions. Title X provides essential, affordable reproductive and preventive health care, but Trump has undermined this program by imposing an immoral ‘gag rule’ that forbids providers from honestly informing pregnant patients about all their options, including abortion. The gag rule is dangerous and cruel, and must not be allowed to stand.
“Forty percent of patients who access health care through Title X do so at Planned Parenthood health centers. Trump’s gag rule will make it harder for millions of patients to access not just abortion services, but the full range of care that Planned Parenthood provides, including birth control and vital preventive care such as STD and cancer screenings. The rule will be especially punitive for already vulnerable communities, including people of color, rural communities, and LGBTQ+ people.
“The moms of America will fight back against this blatant attack on our health care and reproductive rights. Most people who have abortions are already parents, and people of all backgrounds must be able to access comprehensive reproductive care, confident that their doctor will inform them of all their options. We demand that Congress move quickly to stop this unconscionable, unjustifiable gag rule, restoring health care to the millions who rely on Planned Parenthood’s vital services. We should be working to increase all patients’ access to care, not ripping it away from those in vulnerable communities.”