Blumenauer Condemns Trump Administration’s Gag Rule on Title X

May 18, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus, today released the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration will propose a rule to cut Title X family-planning funds to services and providers that perform or support abortion services or refer to abortion as a method of family planning:

“For nearly 50 years, the Title X family planning program has served as a lifeline to patients, offering critical birth control and preventive services—including breast and cervical cancer detection and STD testing and treatment in communities across Oregon. This decision by the Trump Administration is yet another advancement of an anti-women, anti-healthcare, and anti-reproductive rights agenda.

“EVERYONE, regardless of gender, income, or zip code deserves access to high-quality, unbiased health care information and services. I strongly oppose any attempts to limit choice, access to abortion, and other reproductive health services. We will fight back to protect Title X funding for ALL providers and patients.”