Trump signs bill denying millions of people freedom of choice when it comes to basic health care

by jovan1984

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Washington, DC — Earlier this afternoon, Donald Trump signed a bill that denies at least four million – and as many as 50+ million – low- and middle-income women and transgender people basic health care.

And that is not all: it also denies all women the freedom to choose their health care provider by defunding Planned Parenthood via proxy – with the state governments as the proxy.

From Planned Parenthood:

Timeline of Attacks

Impact of the Bill

The White House and extremists in Congress just made it harder for women to get the essential, basic health care they need to survive and to thrive.  This dangerous bill emboldens states to prevent use of Title X funds at a health center just because it also provides safe, legal abortion.

“People are sick and tired of politicians making it even harder for them to access health care, and this bill is just the latest example. Planned Parenthood strongly opposes President Trump’s willingness to undermine millions of women’s access to birth control through the Title X family planning program. Four million people depend on the Title X family planning program, and by signing this bill, President Trump disregards their health and well-being.

—Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

About Title X

Title X provides basic preventive health care for millions of people with low incomes or without health insurance. Title X is the only federal program dedicated solely to family planning.

Learn everything you need to know about Title X.

Take Action

In case it wasn’t clear, Pence and his allies in Congress are dead set on dismantling access to health care and protections for women wherever they can — no matter how many people they hurt, and no matter how unpopular it is. Take action to protect access to reproductive health.

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