CLASP comments on the Title X “gag rule”

CLASP submitted comments on July 23, 2018, in response to the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposed rule to change the way that Title X programs are funded, which would negatively impact one of the ways in which low-income people access primary, family planning, mental health care. CLASP stressed the need to retain the structure of Title X, to ensure that low-income people continue to have an option through family planning clinics to access mental and behavioral health supports. Furthermore, CLASP addressed the importance of maintaining Title X to stymie health disparities from increasing among black, Latinx, and AAPI women from occurring- without regular access to trusted care, these communities of color may have adverse health implications.