Trump is Allowed to Pursue His Domestic Gag Rule, Courts Rule

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Amid the breaking and continued news of the COVID-19 emergency, you may have missed another important healthcare story that will significantly impact the most vulnerable women in our country. 

Trump administration’s domestic “gag rule” has cut off people with low incomes from affordable family planning services. Pictured: Protesters against Trump’s gag rule, Chicago, 2018. (Charles Edward Miller)

Late last month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals brought us one step closer to dismantling our national family planning program: Title X.

This program has provided low-income women with reproductive health care for 50 years, enabling 4 million people each year to access services like birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment.

One thing Title X does not fund: abortion. 

Specifically, the Ninth Circuit overturned a block on the Trump…

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