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Congressman Tim Ryan Condemns Trump Administration’s Decision to Implement Gag Rule

May 24, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) strongly condemns the Trump Administration’s decision to implement a Title X gag rule. On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would impose new restrictions designed to make it impossible for patients to get birth control or preventive care from reproductive health care providers like Planned Parenthood. The rule would also restrict doctors, nurses, hospitals, and community health centers across the country that participate in the Title X program to refer their patients for safe, legal abortion.

“I stand with the 59,000 women, men, and young people in Ohio who receive life-saving, preventive health care services through Title X funding at Planned Parenthood health centers. In several counties in my district, including Trumbull, Mahoning, and Summit Counties, Planned Parenthood is the sole Title X provider. The result of Trump’s gag rule is that people will not get the essential health care they need. Further, this is clearly a continuation of the Republican Party’s politically motivated crusade on women’s reproductive health care. When millions of people in our country need access to more health care, it is unconscionable that the Republican Party continues its narrow, ideological attacks,” said Congressman Ryan.

Congressman Ryan has worked to improve access to health care for all Ohioans and to combat the infant mortality epidemic. During his time in Congress, he has authored and supported many proposals to improve women’s health care, ensure access to contraception by increasing funding for family planning programs, and ensure access to safe, legal abortion.