The facts about the Trump Administration's Title X Rule
On February 22, the Trump-Pence administration issued sweeping changes to the nation's birth control program, known as Title X. Each year, this essential program provides affordable birth control and cancer screenings to four million people with low incomes.
This regulation bans health care providers that participate in Title X from giving women full information about their health care options, specifically information on where and how to access safe, legal abortion. There is no question the Trump administration's Title X rule violates core ethical standards and undermines the patient-provider relationship.
That's why provider organizations, including AMA, ANA, ACOG, NMA, NHMA, ANA, ACOG, AAP, ACNM, ACP, APAOG, NPWH, NSRH, SAHM oppose the rule.
This isn't just about protecting access to reproductive health care and the nation's birth control program. It's about putting patients' needs first — a fundamental principle that guides health care providers every day. We can't let political interference undermine a providers ability to give the best care and information to their patients. That's why it's important all providers join us and the more than 10,000 providers listed below and sign the pledge.
Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG, President, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Connie Baum Newman, MD, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, President of American Medical Women's Association
Carolyn Westhoff, MD MSc, Columbia University
The Provider Pledge:
As a health care provider dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all patients, I oppose government restrictions that intrude upon my ability to provide care that aligns with medically accurate guidance and ethics.
I reject political interference in my exam room and condemn coercive threats against providers delivering ethically sound, high-quality patient care.
I believe all patients should have access to high-quality health care that also affords them respect and dignity, no matter where they receive care.
I will always put my patients' needs first and foremost and protect the integrity of the patient-provider relationship.
For these reasons, I stand with patients and against political attempts to require me or other health care providers to deny patients medically necessary care, information about their health care options, or referrals to other qualified providers.