California Attorney General and Twenty States File Injunctions to Stop ‘Domestic Gag’

This week, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed suit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco seeking an injunction to stop the abortion gag rule in Title X Family Planning Program funding from taking effect, which would affect more than 4 million low income women across the United States, and a coalition of at least 20 states plan on filing an injunction in the U.S. District Court in Eugene, Oregon as well. Attorney General Becerra argued that the rule change is an “extraordinary overreach.” “HHS has exceeded the scope of its statutory authority and acted in a manner that is arbitrary, capricious, and not in accordance with law,” Becerra wrote in the suit. The rule would deny “patients access to critical health care services and prevent doctors from providing comprehensive and accurate information about medical care.” “If existing health care providers are forced to decide whether to provide full and accurate information to patients, or forego federal Title X funding, numerous providers will have no choice but to sacrifice needed funds, to the detriment of the patients they serve.” Oregon Governor Kate Brown released a statement saying that, “everyone deserves the ability to make their own decisions about their healthcare. […]

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