Press Release

NWLC Reacts to Administration’s Plan to Restrict Title X Family Planning Program

Posted on May 18, 2018

(Washington, D.C) Today, the Trump-Pence Administration is expected to announce damaging restrictions on the Title X family planning program, limiting Title X-funded health centers from referring patients for abortion care or providing that care with non-Title X funds. Title X-funded health centers provide care to over four million people each year and are an essential resource for low-income women and women of color.

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:
“It’s extremely disturbing that the Administration plans to restrict Title X-funded family planning providers.

Everyone deserves quality health care, which includes receiving information about all options if they are pregnant. Women who receive care from Title X-funded clinics rely on it—with a majority considering it their usual source of care. That care is now threatened by this Administration. The National Women’s Law Center stands with Title X family planning providers and their patients and we will fight with them to stop this dangerous proposal.”

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For immediate release:  May 18, 2018
Contact:  Maria Patrick (mpatrick@nwlc.org)

The National Women’s Law Center is a non-profit organization that has been working since 1972 to advance and protect women’s equality and opportunity. The Center focuses on major policy areas of importance to women and their families including economic security, education, employment and health, with special attention given to the concerns of low-income women. For more information on the Center, visit: www.nwlc.org.