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Planned Parenthood Withdrawal from Title X Demonstrates Cruel Policies

WASHINGTON - Reacting to reports that Planned Parenthood will withdraw from Title X, the federal family planning program, rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule that restricts what health providers can say about abortion, Tarah Demant, director of the Gender, Sexuality and Identity Program at Amnesty International USA said:

“The Trump administration's restrictions on Title X trample on sexual and reproductive rights, putting the lives of all pregnant people at significant risk, especially low-income women. Over four million people in the United States who depend on health care will be impacted because of these cruel policies aimed at Planned Parenthood.

“The only people who should be making decisions about their pregnancies are those who are pregnant or can become pregnant. Any and all policies by a government should support and respect a pregnant persons’ reproductive autonomy and basic human rights - any policies that refuse to do that are illegitimate and unlawful.”

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Background:

Domestic Gag Rule is Deadly, says Amnesty International USA (press release, May 15, 2018)

Trump Administration Attacks Vital Healthcare in New Rule (press release, February 22, 2019)

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