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Changing Title X Hurts Low-Income Women

Changing Title X Hurts Low-Income Women

As obstetrician-gynecologists, we are compelled to speak out against the dangerous proposed changes to Title X, the only federal program dedicated to increasing access to contraceptive care for low-income women. This longstanding program makes access to fundamental health care possible for 4 million Americans each year. In Connecticut, there are 26 facilities receiving Title X grants, serving nearly 47,000 women annually.

Among many other things, the proposed changes would forbid doctors in the program from counseling patients with unplanned pregnancies about the full range of reproductive options available to them, including abortion. This is an...