08.01.18

Pro-Choice Caucus Leaders Submit Comments Opposing Title X Proposed Rule

Washington, DCToday, the co-chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), released the following statement on the public comments from more than 170 Members of Congress to the proposed changes to the Title X program:

“For decades, Title X-funded programs have provided access to primary and reproductive health care to underserved communities all across our country. The program has been emblematic of a long history of bipartisan cooperation and intent to fund grantees that give patients access to evidence-based family planning services. Title X has improved millions of lives, expanding access to reproductive health, family planning and preventive care for low-income communities. Title X’s proven successes should serve as an example for other federal grant programs.

“This is why we are so deeply concerned by the unprecedented, unnecessary and dangerous rule changes being sought by the Trump Administration. This proposed rule would undermine the trust between medical professionals and their patients, as well as erode care for the populations who need it most. Doctors and nurses across the United States are speaking out because this rule will have real, devastating consequences for women, especially women of color and those living in poverty.

“From the courts to health clinics, this Administration is doing everything possible to deny women their fundamental constitutional rights to reproductive health care. In the comments submitted here, we are making it clear that we will not stand for this anti-woman, anti-health agenda.”

The full text of the letter is available here.

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