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Md. should reject federal Title X family planning funds

Md. should reject federal Title X family planning funds

During the past two years, the Trump-Pence administration has launched a full-out assault on women's reproductive health care. The long anticipated "Gag Rule,” published in the Federal Register on March 4, 2019, effectively dismantles Title X — the only federal program dedicated to providing low-income patients, including adolescents, access to family planning and preventive health services and information.

In order to protect and preserve the integrity of women’s health care, the Maryland General Assembly could make Maryland the first state in the country to reject millions in Title X federal family planning dollars and end Maryland’s participation in the Title X...

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