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May 4, 2017 / Press Releases

Healthcare Bill and Trump EO Throw Women Under the Bus


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2017

Today, President Trump and Republicans are expected to advance two measures that threaten access to basic reproductive healthcare: an executive order that will begin rolling back the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage policy, and legislation to take healthcare coverage from millions of Americans, defund Planned Parenthood, and coerce insurers into dropping coverage of abortion care. NARAL Pro-Choice American President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement in response:

“President Trump and Congressional Republicans have shown once again their commitment to punishing and burdening women with every step they take. When they undermine and take away the healthcare we need as women, they’re clearly saying that women and our ability to plan and care for our families are not their priority. Giving money to their rich friends is. That is where they are so out of step with those they claim to represent.

“Americans did not vote to have their healthcare taken away or to have their access to birth control cut off—the popularity of the Affordable Care Act proves that. Millions have marched in the streets, called their representatives, and protested at town halls to protect women’s access to healthcare, and our 1.2 million member-activists will keep rising up in protest and demanding their leaders expand women’s freedom and equality.”

Read more about how the Trump administration has attacked women’s rights during his presidency.

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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