Family planning group says new Trump administration rule is a "gag order"

1 year 1 month 17 minutes ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:56:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
By: Olivia Gerling, KOMU 8 Reporter
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JEFFERSON CITY – The U.S. Department of Health and Senior Services made changes to a family planning program, which the Missouri Family Health Council says will “undermine” its ability to fully brief patients on their options.

“This proposed rule essentially gags providers from giving medically accurate information to their patients,” said Michelle Trupiano, the council's executive director. “This jeopardizes patient care and undermines medical ethics.” 

Organizations that receive Title X funding may now choose not to mention abortion as an option for medical care unless the patient directly asks about it. But a press release from the White House says the new proposed rules do not gag anyone:

“Instead, it would ensure that taxpayers do not indirectly fund abortions. Contrary to recent media reports, HHS’s proposal does not include the so-called ‘gag rule’ on counseling about abortion that was part of the Reagan Administration’s Title X rule.”

The Missouri Family Health Council said the proposed rules are “dually harmful, negatively impacting both the Title X provider network, as well as the delivery of timely, accurate health care information to Title X clients.” 

KOMU 8 News reached out to the Missouri Republican Party, which did not respond. The Missouri Right to Life group also didn't get back to KOMU but does have a statement from its president Steve Rupp on its website:

“We thank the House and Senate for the pro-life language in the budget to prevent our tax dollars from being used for abortion and for the many great programs that were funded in the appropriations bills like alternatives to abortion, show-me healthy babies and a new pilot program to help pregnant and post-partum moms get over drug addictions.” 

 

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