Statement attributable to:
Barbara L. McAneny M.D.
President, American Medical Association 

“Judge McShane got it exactly right when he called the new Title X rule a ‘ham-fisted’ approach to health care. The judge repeatedly asked how the new gag rule would improve health outcomes. The government was unable to answer.

"The new rule would have placed obstacles to health care for low-income patients. We are pleased the judge shared the AMA’s concern about the physician-patient relationship that the rule would have jeopardized.”

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