Gag Rule

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Planned Parenthood supporters
Warning of "severe" consequences for reproductive healthcare, critics condemn the Title X gag rule as "blatantly coercive and a violation of medical ethics and patients' rights."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Women hold signs and chant during a rally for reproductive rights on June 09, 2019 in Sydney
"The last two years," says new agenda, "have seen increasingly hostile attacks...
Julia Conley, staff writer
"We must build a future that protects the right of all women to have children,...


Backing down after defeat at the hands of a Trump-appointed judge, the White House restored Jim Acosta's press pass, then swiftly, dare we say vengefully issued new rules aimed at curbing more "unprofessional behavior," like asking Il Douche a question he doesn't like. The rules - ask a single question, yield the floor pronto, lose access with "failure to abide" - were denounced by critics who note the folly of mandating "decorum" only for those interviewing "persons totally lacking any."