The GOP loves free speech, unless it’s about abortion

One of the Trump administration’s first acts in office was enacting the “global gag rule,” which strips funding for health care providers around the world unless they agree not to mention abortion. This leads to denial of crucial health care in all the countries the US provides aid to.

Now, politicians in the House are working to force this disastrous policy in the United States — and we need to stop it before it gets any further. The domestic gag rule would take away Title X funds from health care providers unless they agree never to mention abortions.

Four million people across the country get their health care through Title X, and they would be unable to access health care or even know all their health care options. This is unprecedented — and the consequences would be devastating.

With our right to control our bodies being stripped away state by state (Iowa just passed a law outlawing abortion after six weeks, when most women don’t even know they’re pregnant), it’s vital that we protect the right to choose on a federal level.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call Congresswoman Pelosi and ask for her commitment to oppose the domestic gag rule. You can say, “I’m calling to express my concern that lawmakers are lobbying the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to adopt a domestic gag rule around Title X. The domestic gag rule would withhold funds from ANY health care provider unless they agree to never mention the word “abortion” — putting the health care of the four million people at risk. I’m asking the Congresswoman to commit to opposing any and all attempts to pass a domestic gag rule around the Title X family planning program.”


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