Update: On Friday, a final rule on the long-awaited changes to Title X Funding was released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Currently, the Title X program provides federal funding for facilities that offer family planning and other preventive services. The new rules require "financial and physical separation" between these and other services provided via Title X and those providing abortions.
But, to be clear, Title X Hyde Amendment federal Medicaid funding does not cover abortion costs outside of very narrow exceptions.
The new rules thus prohibit referral for abortion as a method of family planning . " And while the HHS says that the ruling "does not provide non-directive counseling on abortion," it does not require the providers and facilities receiving title abortions counseling and referral. "
Theoretical leave facilities. Planned Parenthood and other clinics they are looking through Title X (or they are providing some information and services related to abortion). Again, the Title X funds were not permitted to be used for abortion services.
Reproductive health advocates are, understandably, frustrated. Willie Parker, M.D., board chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health, said in a statement: "No health care provider should be asked to withhold or manipulate that patient's request."
"The gag rule is unconscionable and unethical," Leana Wen, MD, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement . "This rule compromises the oath that I took to make the best decision for their own health.
As much as the Trump administration has put forth, we can expect this change to be legally challenged before it goes into effect. what is blocked nationwide .
Update (May 22, 2018): On Tuesday, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made announcement about the proposed X-ray program as a "domestic gag rule" on abortion.
proposed update prohibits health care providers that offer abortions (or abortion-related counseling or referrals to patients who are seeking abortion) from recei ving federal Title X grant funding. The HHS statement reads.
President Donald Trump wants to reportedly speak about the proposal Tuesday night during a speech on a fundraising gala for the anti-abortion organization of the Susan B. Anthony List.
The Trump administration reportedly proposed a new policy last Friday (a gag rule on abortion) that would abortions -or even information about how and where to obtain one. An official White House announcement multiple outlets  last Friday .
While there's a lot we do not know regarding
The policy is being referred to as a domestic gag rule, as it would likely prevent federal funding from going to any US
If this sounds familiar, it's because a policy like this already exists for U.S. funds going to international health organizations. You may remember that in 2017, President Trump Reinstated the Mexico City Policy often referred to as the global gag rule on abortion, which is prohibited. money from funding international health organizations that offer abortions or even just information about abortions-even if dollars are not paying for the actual abortion-related services. President Reagan in 1984, and it's been reoccurring and reinstating many times since then.
While it's still in its infancy, it has been widely used by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Planned Parenthood (which would be directly affected by this ruling), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1965) ACOG), and Physicians for Reproductive Health, have spoken out against the policy.
Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, explained during a press conference call to address the news.
"This gag rule is not only unconscionable, but "It is important to understand the medical ethics of patients and their health care professionals." Jenn Conti, MD, a fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health, tells SELF in a statement. ACOG also said in a statement to SELF that the organization is "deeply concerned" about the gag rule. Title X funding which makes family planning and other preventive health services more affordable and accessible.
In 2016 Title X funding went to 91 family planning service grantees, which included 48 state or local health departments and 43 nonprofit organizations (such as Planned Parenthood clinics). This funding goes towards things like birth control, STI screening, breast and cervical cancer screening, family planning counseling, and other reproductive health services. In 2016, Title X funding served more than 4 million clients.
prohibits the use of Title X federal funding for abortion services. A gag rule, however, could not afford to receive title X funding for the other important health services they provide patient's questions about abortion referrals.
The Federal Department of Health, Health Centers, and Associated Welfare Services wide range of patients
George Hill; President and CEO of Maine Family Planning which receives Title X funding, tells SELF.
Title X funding abortions abortions and abortion-related guidance and services at the same location and through the same health care personnel. Under the new policy that could be forbidden, Fabiola Carrion, the senior staff attorney with the National Health Law Program tells SELF.
"This rule is quite dangerous," Carrion says.
Things also get murky when it comes to cases where a pregnant woman has a baby serious health condition such as cancer or an ectopic pregnancy (when a fetus implants outside the uterus), Hill says.
If a domestic gag rule were to be put in place, women's health care providers would either have to decide whether or not they would Abortion Services, Hill says.
Clearly, this is a woman's desire to have an impact on a woman's abdomen ability to receive a safe and legal abortion.
abortion services, abortion services in another facility with a different set of medical providers
"Restricting the Title to Preventive Care for 4 million Americans annually," Hal Lawrence said , MD, ACOG's executive vice president and CEO, tells SELF in a statement. "Contraceptive care is not an insignificant or minor component to women's health care. It's routine and necessary preventive care. " preventive care offered by Title X-funded clinics can include cancer screenings, STD testing, and other general women's health exams.
In the event Dr. med., Dr. med. Lawrence says. [ENGLISH] THIS IS HERE TO LEAVE THEMSELVES: "THIS ENDANGERS WOMEN'S HEALTH, HOW THERE ARE LESSONS FOR SAVING, TIMELY, AND COMPREHENSIVE PREVENTIVE CARE, AND HIMSELF," he explains.
And, of course SELF previously reported .
It's hard to say this domestic gag rule will
"This could go into effect, but it is likely that it could be challenged in court, as it should be," Carrion says, adding that
Carrie Flaxman, deputy director of public policy litigation for Planned Parenthood, explained on the press call that the rule "as we understand it" is submitted to the Office of Management and Budget, which is the routine process. "Flaxman said."
Flaxman also pointed out during the press call this week about enforcing search a policy. Hill expects that several lawsuits will be brought against this new proposal. But it can and likely be challenged in court, it's hard to predict what will happen until we have more information.