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Let s Call Trump s Title X Gag Rule What It Is: Discrimination

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Mar 15, 2019 8:00 AM 1+ week ago

In this op-ed, Fajer Saeed Ebrahim, the If/When/How reproductive justice fellow at Legal Voice, explains how President Trump's Title X rule amounts to discrimination against marginalized communities.

The Trump administration instituted a new Title X gag rule to prohibit health care providers that share information about abortion from participating in the federal family planning program. There are big consequences of this new rule: Fewer people will be able to access reproductive health care, and the patients who do access care will not receive complete information or referrals about abortion. By dramatically limiting the care available, the gag rule will only worsen health inequities across the country.

Title X is the nation's program for affordable reproductive health care and is meant to ensure that people who are struggling to make ends meet can still get birth control, STI testing, cancer screenings, and other essential care. Unless courts stop the gag rule from going into effect, millions of individuals will ...

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