Governor Steve Bullock and 13 governors across the country today urged the White House not to undermine women’s health through their proposed rule change to place sweeping new restrictions on reproductive healthcare providers.
“We stand with women and men in our states by rejecting this Administration’s efforts to interfere in the doctor-patient relationship, gut women’s access to family planning services, and force medical professionals to knowingly withhold information from their patients,” the governors wrote. “We strongly urge you not to undermine the important work that Governors and administrations of both parties have done for decades to support women and families through Title X. We will continue to consult with our states’ Attorneys General, state legislatures, and state health agencies to stop this rule from harming the millions of women we are sworn to protect.”
Governors who joined Gov. Steve Bullock (MT) in signing the letter include: Gov. Jay Inslee (WA), Gov. Gina Raimondo (RI), Gov. Andrew Cuomo (NY), Gov. Mark Dayton, (MN), Gov. John Hickenlooper (CO), Gov. Dan Malloy (CT), Gov. David Ige (HI), Gov. Tom Wolf (PA), Gov. Kate Brown (OR), Gov. John Carney (DE), Gov. Roy Cooper (NC), Gov. Phil Murphy (NJ), Gov. Ralph Northam (VA).
The full letter can be found here.