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April 14, 2015 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America to Score Vote on Murray Amendment to SGR Bill


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2015

In anticipation of upcoming debate on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, NARAL Pro-Choice America released the following statement:

“We applaud Sen. Murray for introducing an amendment to strip the Hyde language from the SGR bill. Without the Murray amendment, this bill advances a bad policy that harms women and families.

Americans trust women and families, regardless of their income, to make personal decisions about their own reproductive health care, including abortion. When we single out those of lesser means in our society from receiving the full range of care, we leave a stain on the idea of personal freedom upon which our country was founded.

NARAL will be watching the vote on Sen. Murray’s amendment closely and scoring it.

The fact is this provision is yet another in a long series of premeditated, coordinated and sustained attacks on women’s health care and advance the far-right wing goal of banning abortion altogether. Without the Murray amendment, this bill will only serve to help that cause.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

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