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#NoGagRule

Updated: Feb 28, 2019

Facilities that provide abortions and other health services will no longer be allowed to provide information and services related to abortion.


What you can do:

--Sign the Open Letter by Planned Parenthood

--Spread the word

--Consider making a donation to Planned Parenthood


This online article provides a succinct summary:

Here's What a 'Domestic Gag Rule' on Abortion Would Actually Mean for All of Us

By Korin Miller Self https://www.self.com/story/domestic-gag-rule-abortion-what-this-means


Here are a few paragraphs from that article:

On Friday, February 22, a final rule Title X funding was released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The changes appear to be nearly identical to the proposed policy (often referred to as a "domestic gag rule") from last year and are already receiving harsh criticism.


Currently, the Title X program provides federal funding for facilities that offer family planning and other preventive services, especially those that serve lower income patients. The new rules require "financial and physical separation" between facilities and programs that provide services funded via Title X and those providing abortions.


These new rules theoretically leave facilities like Planned Parenthood and other clinics that provide abortions as well as other health services in a bind: Either they forgo the funding they receive through Title X (funds which help them provide comprehensive care to a wide range of patients) or they stop providing some information and services related to abortion. (The Title X funds themselves were never permitted to be used for abortion services).


Here is information from Planned Parenthood:

https://www.istandwithpp.org/no-gag-rule?fbclid=IwAR2CV4YvNGtpM8WGcNH1-5pdGNiJX9jv71vI8sNtnIJpgLlm-xCF7FPcpqA

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