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Statement from Speaker Hortman on Title X gag rule, Planned Parenthood exiting program

Monday, August 19, 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota — Today, Planned Parenthood announced that it has been forced to exit the Title X family planning program due to a gag rule implemented by the Trump Administration. The gag rule prohibits health care providers receiving Title X funding from sharing information about abortion services with their patients. 

Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman released the following statement:

“This unethical gag rule will limit women’s access to health care, and Minnesotans should be able to access the health care they need without political interference. Reproductive health care is basic health care, yet in 2019, it is under constant attack. DFLers in the Legislature will continue working to make sure all Minnesotans can get the full range of reproductive health care they need.”