Pelosi Statement on Ninth Circuit Ruling Greenlighting Trump Administration’s Title X Gag Rule

July 12, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to block the Trump Administration’s Title X gag rule, which threatens to deny access to health care and family planning services to many vulnerable families:

“This is heartbreaking news for millions of vulnerable women and families across America.

“The Trump Administration’s gag rule perfectly showcases their utter disdain for women’s health and women’s rights.  This misguided ruling paves the way for politicians to deny women access to the basic preventive and primary health care that is their right, including affordable contraception, cancer screenings and critical health information necessary to make decisions about their bodies and families.

“The Trump Administration’s assault on women’s health care and rights must end now.  House Democrats will continue to be relentless in our defense of families’ affordable, quality health care and we will never stop fighting for the millions who rely on this popular, life-saving pillar of health care.”