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200-plus Members of Congress: Don’t Mess with Family Planning

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by Ally Boguhn

More than 200 members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday signed letters sent to Alex Azar, head of President Trump’s virulently anti-choice Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), voicing opposition to a so-called domestic gag rule that would place restrictions on federal family planning funding.

Both letters refer to a potential “domestic gag rule” championed by anti-choice lawmakers and activists. That policy, as Rewire.News has reported, would reinstate a Reagan-era prohibition on abortion referrals. It previously “required physical and financial separation of abortion related activities from Title X project activities,” and “prohibited Title X projects from engaging in activities that encourage, promote, or advocate abortion.”

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