Attorney General Becerra Issues Statement on Ninth Circuit Decision in Title X

Monday, February 24, 2020
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SACRAMENTO — Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following decision in response to the Ninth Circuit decision in California's Title X case.

"Today's court ruling on the Trump Administration’s Gag Rule is troubling. The Gag Rule interferes with healthcare decisions that should remain between women and their healthcare providers," said Attorney General Xavier Becerra. "This reckless rule is just another attempt by the Trump-Pence Administration to roll back women’s access to reproductive healthcare. The rule targets the Title X program — which serves low income women, LGBTQ individuals, young people, and families — and obstructs access to care by gagging medical professionals from discussing all available options with their patients. Leaving women in the dark about their healthcare and restricting doctors from providing candid advice is simply not in the best interest of public health. In California, we will continue to fight for comprehensive reproductive healthcare, including safe and legal abortion."

A copy of the decision can be found here.

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