THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION launched its latest attack on women’s rights this week, introducing a so-called domestic gag rule for providers that receive Title X family planning funding. The rule would encourage providers to withhold potentially life-saving medical information from their patients and bar them from referring patients to an abortion provider. It also seeks to cut the single largest provider of Title X services, Planned Parenthood, from participating in the program altogether.
Source: Trump’s Gag Rule Would Pressure Medical Providers to Withhold Information on Abortion and Birth Control
If the feds waive Medicaid’s freedom of choice provision, Texas will have drawn a roadmap for other states to follow in its footsteps.
Source: Texas Seeks Trump’s Help to Defund Planned Parenthood. If It’s Successful, Other States Could Follow.
Stripping Planned Parenthood of federal funding could seriously damage the networks of providers that offer women’s health services, leaving thousands of women without access to preventive care.
Source: Sen. Joni Ernst Puts Planned Parenthood — and Access to Birth Control — on the Chopping Block