TRENTON, NJ - Yesterday, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal joined a multi-state coalition of Attorneys General in opposing the Trump Administration’s proposal to restrict access to health care by imposing unconstitutional restrictions on the Title X program. The Title X program provides critical preventive and life-saving care, including reproductive healthcare, to four million women nationally. Acting Governor Sheila Oliver released a statement in support of this action, copied below.
Acting Governor Sheila Oliver:
“All patients in New Jersey and across the nation deserve access to quality medical care, including access to reproductive health care and family planning services,” said Acting Governor Oliver. “The Trump Administration’s gag rule will undermine medical professionals and their ability to provide the best care possible and intrudes upon the relationship between patient and provider. Governor Murphy and I are proud to stand with Attorney General Grewal, the New Jersey Department of Health, Planned Parenthood, medical professionals, and other governors to demand the federal government rescind this harmful policy. The Trump Administration’s irresponsible decision to jeopardize women’s health care by restricting services and information available to Title X clients, many of whom are low-income and uninsured, has given our Administration no choice but to explore all avenues and legal options to prevent this disastrous rule from taking effect.”
“If the federal government won’t stand up for low-income women and families, then we will,” said Attorney General Grewal. “Title X provides women with basic primary and preventative healthcare services, and it’s sickening that the Trump Administration is once again attempting to weaponize federal dollars to advance an ideological agenda.”