After the Trump administration released a nationwide “domestic gag rule” tonight, a dangerous policy threatening the healthcare of millions, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue issued the following statement in response:
“To Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and their anti-choice allies, there is no price too high to pay in their scorched earth approach to ban abortion, including access to other critical healthcare services. With this rule, this administration is trying to instruct doctors about what they can or cannot say to their patients. That should alarm anyone who ever wanted to know the facts about their own healthcare or feel the doctor-patient relationship is sacred and should be protected.
“The anti-choice movement knows that knowledge is power, which is why they love this rule and its attack on a woman’s right to understand her full range of options when it comes to an unintended pregnancy. Voters in this country will certainly remember this callous action in November and for a long time to come.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”