Stop Attacking Healthcare: No Changes to Title X funding

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As a physician, our responsibilities to patients go far beyond “doing no harm.” Our responsibility and the collective responsibility of healthcare providers is ensuring that ALL patients can access the information and care they need to ensure their well-being and that of their families. But President Trump’s proposed restrictions to Title X funding will directly interfere with our ability to treat patients most in need. It not only causes harm, these changes threaten to disproportionately affect women of color and low-income families. These changes even go beyond a women’s right to choose, it’s an attack on a woman’s right to know!

Over 4 million people rely on Title X each year for things like wellness exams, cervical and breast cancer screenings, birth control, health education, STD and HIV testing. Title X has been successful and is largely responsible for our 30-year low for unintended pregnancy in the U.S. It is the only national program offering affordable birth control and reproductive health care. To us, it’s clear: limiting healthcare access in any way is harmful. Period. Furthermore, limiting women’s ability to make informed decisions about their families, their bodies and their lives is an egregious attack on human rights.

Healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood, who serve 41% of patients covered under Title X, would be hit the hardest. If we are prevented from referring our patients for any treatment, including safe, legal abortions, it will have devastating effects. In order for us to do our jobs well, physicians and other healthcare providers need to be able to communicate with their patients without interference from the government.

The medical field understands that an informed patient is a healthy patient. It’s why we’re joining millions across the country to demand that our leadership STOP limiting patient access to healthcare. And it’s why we’re asking you to JOIN US!

For more information about Title X, click here.

Jessica Edwards, DO | President, CIR

Joanelle Bailey, MD | Secretary-Treasurer

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