The Trump Administration’s changes to Title X harm women's access

These changes aim to block federal funds from family planning providers that provide abortion services, counseling, or referrals - effectively decreasing the network of clinics and scope of family planning services offered to women, especially low-income and uninsured patients.1-2 EMRA believes in protecting access to women’s health care.3 Our patients, especially vulnerable populations who depend on Title X funding, deserve full information and referrals. EMRA opposes the proposed Title X rule on the basis that they will detrimentally decrease patient access to women’s health care including reproductive care.    

References

  1. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/03/04/2019-03461/compliance-with-statutory-program-integrity-requirements

  2. Sobel L, Salganicoff A, Frederiksen B. New Title X Regulations: Implications for Women and Family Planning Providers [Internet]. Kaiser Fam. Found. 2019;Available from: https://www.kff.org/womens-health-policy/issue-brief/new-title-x-regulations-implications-for-women-and-family-planning-providers/

  3. EMRA Board of Directors, EMRA Representative Council. Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association Policy Compendium June 2019. Section IV, Policy XIV. Available from: https://www.emra.org/globalassets/emra/about-emra/governing-docs/policycompendium.pdf

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