For Immediate Release: July 11, 2019
Contact: Becca Rose, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-290-2302
Trump’s Title X Gag Rule Harms Women
Washington, DC – In response to the 9th Circuit’s refusal to block the Title X gag rule, Health Care for America Now Executive Director Margarida Jorge released the following statement:
“President Trump’s domestic gag rule is a direct attack on the health and economic security of women, restricting their access to birth control, abortion care, cancer screenings and other life-saving medical services. This is especially true for women of color and low-income women who already disproportionately struggle with access to contraception and affordable health care.
“Since taking office, President Trump has time and time again acted to deny people’s fundamental rights to choose if, when and how to start a family; Trump has taken away their ability to determine their own destinies. Women and their families will pay the price for this latest misogynistic attack as long as the courts fail to fulfill their responsibility and stop this partisan attack on women’s health care.”
Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.