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June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Ruling on Health-Reform Law is a Win for Women’s Health

Court upholds President Obama’s landmark law; Ruling a victory over Mitt Romney and other out-of-touch politicians

Washington, D.C.—Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, applauded today’s Supreme Court decision that upholds President Obama’s landmark health-reform law. 

“The Affordable Care Act marks the greatest advancement for women’s health in a generation. This law will bring 30 million Americans into a health-care system that includes affordable family-planning services, better access to contraception, and maternity care,” Keenan said. “The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the law is a tremendous victory for American women.”

Keenan also called the ruling a victory over former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) and other anti-choice politicians who want to take away coverage for maternity care and contraception.

“Gov. Romney and his anti-choice allies have fought tooth and nail to make it harder for women to get the health care they need,” Keenan said. “Attacking the health-care law in court was only one front in these politicians’ War on Women. Gov. Romney wants to allow insurance companies to continue to charge women more money for health-care services than men. He also supports allowing insurers and corporations to deny women birth-control coverage. The Supreme Court’s decision is further evidence that these politicians are deeply out of touch with Americans’ values and priorities.”

Keenan noted that the achievements of the health-care law would not have been possible without President Obama’s leadership.

“We stand with the millions of American women and families who will finally get access to quality, affordable health care thanks to this law. We need to keep President Obama in office to make sure that all of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act are implemented, not rolled back by anti-choice politicians.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America supporters are showing their support for the law through email alerts, Facebook, Twitter, and tumblr.

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