NARAL Pro-Choice America Denounces GOP Attempt to Impose a New Birth Control Tax
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2015
This bill is just another attempt to mislead voters to believe that anti-choice politicians care about cost-free access to birth control and would do anything to reverse the ACA and overturn one of the greatest advancements in this generation.
In response to the bill’s introduction, Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America had this to say:
“The Gardner/Ayotte bill is a specifically designed to deceive voters into thinking these anti-choice legislators are on the side of women, when their track records tell a starkly different story.
This legislation hurts women by making affordable birth control less accessible while forcing women to pay twice for the same services. This effort is nothing but political pandering to trick women and families into thinking we are covered while dismantling one of the most critical gains in the Affordable Care Act.
Senators Gardner and Ayotte know they are imposing a tax on women for critical health care, and if they thought that we wouldn’t notice, they were sorely mistaken. Instead of hiding from the anti-choice views, they should own them and let the voters decide.
Women in this country know what family planning options work best for us and we deserve to have access to a wide range of birth control without paying extra.”