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Record #: R2018-509   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 5/25/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
Final action:
Title: Call for President Donald Trump to reverse actions that prevent health care providers receiving title X funding from sharing information about abortion and birth control with patients
Sponsors: Moore, Joseph
Attachments: 1. R2018-509.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Resolution Calling for the Trump Administration to halt attacks on low-income women's
access to abortion and family planning

WHEREAS, The landmark 1972 United States Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade guaranteed that the right of privacy between a woman and her health care provider is protected under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution; and
WHEREAS, This ruling institutionalized access to abortion and family planning as a right of all American women; and
WHEREAS, The Fourteenth Amendment also guarantees "equal protection of the laws" to all United State Citizens regardless of status, including income; and
WHEREAS, In recent weeks President Donald Trump moved to implement a "gag rule" preventing health care providers receiving Title X funding from sharing information about abortion and birth control; and
WHEREAS, Title X funding is the sole federal grant supporting access to family planning and preventative care for low-income women and families; and
WHEREAS, The Trump administration's actions would prevent health care providers, including doctors, nurses and community health centers, from referring patients of all incomes to safe, legal abortion; and
WHEREAS, This "gag rule" would prevent patients from accessing birth control and preventative care from health care providers like Planned Parenthood, endangering such organization's ability to provide a wide array of health services to our communities; and
WHEREAS, President Donald Trump is inserting himself into the doctor's office, between low-income women and healthcare providers, telling poor women that he knows her health better than she and her doctor; and
WHEREAS, President Trump's actions institutionalize income discrimination, the disparity of access to health care, and agency over one's body based on a woman's ability to pay; and
BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and Members of the City Council of the City of Chicago, assembled this twenty fifth day of May, 2018, do hereby urge the T...

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