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SACRAMENTO June 20, 2019 – Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today on the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to lift the injunctions against the Trump Administration’s Title X rule:

“I was deeply disappointed by the Ninth Circuit’s decision today to lift the injunctions against the Trump Administration’s new Title X rule. The Trump Administration’s Title X rule was never about protecting women’s health – it is designed to promote a backwards agenda at the expense of women and their doctors.

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“Title X is a critical lifeline for nearly four million low-income women around the country – one million here in California – who trust the program for quality care and life-saving screenings and now face immediate harm.

“Now more than ever, in the face of escalating attacks on reproductive choice around the nation, women need and deserve full information about their rights and health. The State of California will continue to stand with women across the country in the fight for equal access to health care.”