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The Trump-Pence Administration is trying to place the government in between a woman and her doctor.  That is unacceptable. 

  • At Planned Parenthood, no one is allowed to violate the relationship between a woman and her doctor.
  • Trump’s Gag Rule would make it illegal for a patient at a clinic receiving Title X federal family planning funds to be told where she can find abortion care. This Gag Rule is an ideological move to limit what a woman is allowed to learn from her doctor.
  • The Gag Rule would exclude Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X federal family planning funding. Nationwide, Planned Parenthood health centers make up about 13 percent of Title X centers but serve 41 percent of all Title X patients.

Women trust Planned Parenthood, and Trump wants to end that health care relationship. 

News 

On May 30, Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services appointed Dr. Diane Foley as the new Deputy Assistant Secretary of Population Affairs (DASPA). This individual oversees Title X, and is the third DASPA in the 16 months Trump has been in office.

Foley, an anti-abortion activist with a long history of promoting abstinence-only education and opposing access to sexual and reproductive health care and information, now has the final say in who receives Title X funding. 

In other words -- an anti-choice zealot who believes in abstinence-only education now oversees the nation’s birth control program.

Learn More: Trump’s HHS Installs Fake Clinic Leader to Oversee Family Planning Funds

Speak Up

We urge you to express your feelings on this issue. Find guidance below for contacting your representatives and local media and for sharing your viewpoint on social media.

Social Media Guidance

FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM

Blocking access to Planned Parenthood is blocking access to crucial health care services, including life-saving cancer screenings. #NoGagRule #IStandWithPP 

TWITTER

@realdonaldtrump’s gag rule removes the guarantee that patients get the full information about ALL of their options from their doctor. Patients deserve the best care possible. And that means #NoGagRule. Ever. #IStandWithPP 

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