Act now: Stop the gag rule

President Trump is pushing a "gag rule." This rule is designed to block people from getting accurate information about their health care, and would prevent doctors from giving patients the vital reproductive health care they need.

This would prevent patients from getting birth control and preventive care at Planned Parenthood health centers. At the same time, it would also allow doctors and nurses across the country to withhold information from their patients.

Submit an official comment to the Department of Health and Human Services telling them you oppose this attempt to allow doctors to withhold information from their patients.

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No gag rule

Dear HHS Secretary Alex Azar,

I'm writing about President Trump's announcement of a "gag rule" on health care providers that participate in Title X, the nation's program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care that four million people rely on each year.

If enacted, the "gag rule" would prohibit ANY Title X health care provider from referring patients for abortion -- even if that's what the patient wants, and even if withholding that information threatens their health. It would destroy the trust between patients and doctors. And it would put the health care of the four million people who depend on Title X at risk.

The gag rule is also designed to make it impossible for reproductive health care providers like Planned Parenthood to serve patients in the program. This could block the 41 percent of Title X patients who rely on Planned Parenthood health centers from care, leaving them without access to life-saving services like cancer screenings, birth control, wellness exams, and more. We know that the gag rule is intended to block people from accessing care and honest information. This would be radical, and has never been implemented in the United States before.

Thank you,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]