Women’s Group Reacts to Trump Administration Bar on Comprehensive Reproductive Healthcare Providers From Federal Family Planning Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 22, 2019

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Women’s Group Reacts to Trump Administration Bar on Comprehensive Reproductive Healthcare Providers From Federal Family Planning Program

WASHINGTON, DC — Earlier today, the Trump Administration issued a rule barring Title X Clinics that provide abortion or abortion referral services from receiving critical healthcare funding through the Title X program. The move is expected to direct money away from comprehensive reproductive healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood, that provide essential healthcare access to low-income people, and towards fake women’s health centers that coerce, manipulate and actively lie to women about their reproductive options.

In reaction to the announcement, Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet, a leading national women’s organization, issued the following statement:

“The Trump Administration’s announcement of a domestic gag order is a broadside attack on the reproductive rights of low-income women and women of color. This underhanded attempt to de-fund Planned Parenthood and enrich fake women’s health centers is shameful. Let’s be clear: these fake clinics are a sham that push an extreme and dangerous anti-choice agenda onto millions of women seeking out reproductive health care options, many of whom already face significant barriers to care. We strongly oppose this rule.”

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