FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2017
Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, released the following statement in response to the GOP’s latest healthcare proposal:
“Yet again, the so-called ‘pro-life’ GOP — today led by Donald Trump and Ted Cruz — is pushing legislation that could leave people quite literally to die. NARAL members won’t stand for that.
We know that women need access to Planned Parenthood, yet this bill blocks it. Moms need maternity coverage, and this bill puts it at risk. Families need Medicaid and affordable health insurance, but the GOP proposal guts the coverage they rely on to access lifesaving care.
Bottom line: forcing women and families to pay more for less coverage is insane, and will leave millions of Americans scrambling to pay for care while getting sicker in the process. This bill is a disaster and far worse than their last bill.”
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.”