CNA Staff, Jan 5, 2021 / 16:59 pm
Looking ahead at 2021, abortion advocates are hoping the incoming presidential administration will bring policy changes and new personnel who are sympathetic to their goals.
"Planned Parenthood is committed to partnering with the Biden-Harris administration to ensure sexual and reproductive health doesn't take a backseat in health policy and when making appointments," said Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, in a December 31 essay in Elle.
"On day one, we want Biden to issue an executive order that demonstrates the administration's commitment to advancing health care access and rolling back harmful policies like the Title X gag rule, which has blocked patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood health centers," said Johnson.
The Title X "gag rule" is a Trump administration policy which prohibits the distribution of Title X funds to facilities which refer for abortion services or who provide abortion services.