FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2012
Pro-Choice Activists Tell Rep. Dold to Support the Affordable Care ActGrassroots group organizes in Chicago against lawmaker’s opposition to the health-care law
Washington, D.C.—As the first phases of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) go into effect, pro-choice activists will speak out against Rep. Robert Dold (IL-10), an opponent of this health-care law, at his Chicago fundraiser.
Pro-choice activist, Benita Ulisano, believes that the health-reform law is one of the biggest advancements for women’s reproductive health in a generation, and urges lawmakers like Rep. Dold to support it.
“At a time when anti-choice politicians continue their War on Women, we need leaders who consistently support advancements in women’s reproductive health,” Ulisano said. “This law means near-universal coverage of maternity and prenatal care for women, insurance coverage of contraception without a copay, and an end to allowing insurance companies to discriminate by charging women more than men. Rep. Dold’s opposition to this law just shows how out of touch he is with our values and priorities.”
Congress has introduced no fewer than seven bills to dismantle the law’s contraceptive-coverage benefit. In addition, to date, 24 lawsuits have been filed by various organizations, individuals, and several states challenging the policy. Just recently, a judge decided to allow a challenge against the Obama administration’s contraceptive-coverage policy to move forward. Heating and air-conditioning business owners who personally oppose contraception asked the court for permission to discriminate against their employees by denying them insurance coverage of birth control. The judge granted the business the temporary right to refuse to comply with the policy while the court prepares to hear the case.
NARAL Pro-Choice America, its affiliates, and allies are standing up to attacks by out-of-touch politicians, and are asking their supporters to do the same.
|What:||Visibility event outside a fundraiser for Rep. Robert Dold, a high-profile opponent of the ACA|
|Where:||The Rotary Club
65 West Jackson Blvd.
|When:||Tuesday, August 14, at 12:00 p.m.|
|Contact:||Carol Hillman firstname.lastname@example.org|
Samantha Gordon, 202.973.3032