FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2019
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PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS STATEMENT ON WITHDRAWAL FROM TITLE X PROGRAM
DENVER, CO - Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced that those affiliates who receive Title X funding will no longer participate in the program under the unethical domestic gag rule. This means that all Planned Parenthood affiliates are out of the Title X program for the foreseeable future. Affiliates will only be able to resume participation in Title X if Congress passes the Title X Protection Provision through the annual government spending bill in September. The following statement is attributed to Vicki Cowart, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM).
“The gag rule is dangerous, unethical, and harmful to patients, and it will disproportionately disadvantage low-income patients, communities of color, and rural communities. We won't accept a world in which health care providers are censored and patients are cheated out of the care and information they deserve. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains will not stay silent on this matter.”
PPRM has not received Title X funding for almost two decades, forcing the organization to rely heavily on the support of the community to be able to provide the high-quality, affordable care their patients deserve.
Numerous local health care providers will be impacted by the gag rule and millions of patients across the country may either delay or forego accessing health care without Title X funding.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which includes Colorado, Southern Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming, has been helping individuals make responsible decisions for over 100 years.
Since 1916, we have been committed to delivering the highest quality reproductive health care, teaching responsible and age-appropriate sex education, and have been working diligently to protect an individual’s right to make their own decisions. Each year nearly 100,000 women, men, and teens visit our 24 health centers throughout our region.
Call 1.800.230.PLAN for the Planned Parenthood nearest you.