Hillary Clinton slams Title X 'gag rule': 'It's up to all of us to fight back'

Hillary Clinton slams Title X 'gag rule': 'It's up to all of us to fight back'
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHill.TV's Krystal Ball: Failure to embrace Sanders as nominee would 'destroy' Democratic Party Clinton says she feels the 'urge' to defeat Trump in 2020 Can Democrats flip the Texas House? Today's result will provide a clue MORE told activists to "fight back" on Friday after a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration could bar Title X providers from offering abortion services.

Clinton tweeted Friday morning that the move was part of a widespread GOP effort to roll back abortion rights across the country and warned that it would extend to all reproductive health care, not just abortion.

"The attack on Title X is not isolated. It’s clear that politicians who oppose reproductive health care are coming not just for abortion access, but all reproductive health care. It's up to all of us to fight back. #ProtectX," she tweeted.

Clinton's comments came a day after a federal court in California ruled that a so-called "gag rule" which bars health care providers that receive funds under certain Title X provisions from discussing abortion was constitutional.


“Absent a stay, [the Department of Health and Human Services] HHS will be forced to allow taxpayer dollars to be spent in a manner that it has concluded violates the law,” stated the ruling.

Clinton's post contained a retweet of a statement from Planned Parenthood, which called the ruling a "devastating blow to the 4 million patients who obtain birth control, cancer screenings, and other essential care through Title X."

Abortion rights have reentered the forefront of Democratic politics in recent weeks due to new laws in Alabama, Georgia, and other states severely restricting abortion services for women.