Statement on HHS Announcement Requiring Compliance with the Title X Gag Rule
For Immediate Release: July 16, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2019
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PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS STATEMENT ON
HHS ANNOUNCEMENT REQUIRING COMPLIANCE WITH THE TITLE X GAG RULE
DENVER, CO - Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it is requiring compliance with the Title X gag rule, a rule which bans health care providers in Title X programs from providing patients with complete and medically accurate information about their sexual and reproductive health care options, including how and where to access abortion care. The following statement was released today, July 16, and is attributed to Vicki Cowart, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains:
"Once again the Trump-Pence administration is playing political games with our basic human rights. Our patients' lives are too important to let dangerous rules like the Title X gag rule go unchallenged. The rule will result in millions of people losing access to health care and information they need to take control of their lives at a most basic level, disproportionately disadvantaging communities of color and low income communities. Our doors remain open, and our commitment to our patients is strong as ever. We will not 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, 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.