Planned Parenthood clinics in Florida and nationwide have rejected federal funds provided by Title X due to regulations promulgated by the Trump Administration. These regulations, called a “gag order,” state that a grantee of Title X funds can not perform abortion services or even refer women to centers to obtain an abortion.
Planned Parenthood clinics provide health services such as breast and cervical cancer screening, HIV tests, and birth control at little or no cost to low income women. By being forced to forgo Title X funding, the ability of these clinics to provide health services in Florida will affect 149,000 women.
This gag order is essentially an attack on a woman’s right to choose as confirmed by the landmark decision of Roe vs. Wade. The Trump Administration has employed the same insidious strategy used in a poll tax. (If you want to prevent a particular group of people from voting impede and obstruct their ability to enter the voting booth).
If you support women’s access to vital health care services and the right to choose if and when they have children, it is imperative that Donald Trump not be re-elected.
What Can You Do?
- Elect leaders who make women’s health a priority
- Register to vote if you have not done so
- Request a mail-in ballot (consider it an insurance policy; you can still choose to vote in person)
- Vote for Joe Biden November 3rd, and remind your friends and family to vote too
Joe Biden’s Plan for Women
Read about Biden’s policy positions here: https://joebiden.com/women-for-biden-policy/