Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released proposed regulations ending the Title X gag rule.
President and CEO of Physicians for Reproductive Health Dr. Jamila Perritt responds with the following statement:
“By paving a path to end the gag rule in the Title X family planning program, The Biden-Harris administration is making critical steps in support of providing pregnant patients what they deserve: timely, evidence-based, accurate information about all health care options available to them.
“Providers of comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion care, base their relationships with their patients on trust. The Title X gag rule went against everything we knew as providers of ethical, evidence based health care by forcing providers at Title X funded clinics to withhold information that their patients needed and requested.
“Over four million people rely on Title X funded clinics to receive their reproductive health care, including access to birth control, STI screening and treatment, and breast and cervical cancer screenings. These four million people deserve the same information about all of their health care options. I applaud the Biden-Harris administration for agreeing with this basic tenet of health care and look forward to our continued partnership.”