‘Gag rule’ a threat to women’s health



August 22, 2019 - 10:23 AM

The Trump administration’s unfortunate decision to put the government between patients and their doctors threatens women across Kansas and Missouri.

Unwanted pregnancies are virtually assured. Serious illness — and yes, backroom abortions — are possibilities. At the very least, low-income women seeking contraceptive services will find that birth control is harder to get.

All because of a misguided “gag rule” the administration started enforcing this week, a measure that should be repealed or discarded by the courts.

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