July 16, 2019

PCC Statement on Immediate Effects of Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Decision on Title X

Washington, D.C. – Pro-Choice Caucus co-chairs Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO) issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement on Monday that it will immediately enact its Title X domestic gag rule, following a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals allowing it to go into effect:

“The Trump Administration’s decision to immediately implement its Title X gag rule is another reckless attack on people’s reproductive rights, and will likely cause millions of people across the country to lose their access to essential health services. Instituting this dangerous new rule will disproportionately impact low-income women, women of color, and those living in rural communities. Unfortunately, this is just the latest in a long series of attempts by this administration to take away Americans’ right to reproductive care. We will continue to fight this in every way that we can."