Oppose Trump Gag Rule on Health and Family Services

US Health and Human Services has proposed revisions that would lower access to healthcare and information low incomes and underserved populations.  

OPPOSITION IS NEEDED by July 31 at 11:59 pm ET.!! (anonymous comments accepted)

Submit comments to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Health and Human Services. Comment button is green in color and located in the upper right hand corner at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/01/2018-11673/compliance-with-statutory-program-integrity-requirements 

Because a high volume of identical grassroots comments UNIQUE comments are highly encouraged . Please use the following script to start with and make some modifications. 

SCRIPT:

"We urge you to reject any proposals that would restrict access to high quality, affordable family planning care under Title X, including the harmful domestic gag rule. More than half of the estimated four million family planning patients served through Title X belong to groups that face health inequities by virtue of their race or ethnicity. 

Title X is the United States only program dedicated to providing affordable birth control and reproductive health care to people with low incomes or that are otherwise underserved. Under Title X, program funds cannot be used to provide abortion. Health centers that provide Title X funded services are also permitted to separately provide abortions using non-federal funds. 

The domestic gag rule would deny Title X patients full information about their health care options. The domestic gag rule would force doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to knowingly withhold important information from their patients. The United States does not need to enforce the domestic gag to limit health care options to those who wish to learn about birth control and abortion."