For Immediate Release
House Republicans Push Dangerous Social Agenda
WASHINGTON - People For the American Way criticized the House for passing H.R. 358 yesterday, which seriously endangers women’s health. This bill would take away abortion coverage for those who already have it, prevent others from obtaining coverage even through private insurance and give states the power to make private medical decisions.
“This bill is as dangerous as it is extreme,” said Marge Baker, Executive Vice President at People For the American Way. “Politicians shouldn’t be meddling in the private medical decisions of women and their families. Moreover, this bill shows just how out of step Republicans are with Americans’ priorities: millions of people are out of work and uninsured, but Republicans in Congress would rather focus on divisive efforts to undermine women’s health than address the urgent jobs and economy agenda. Making healthcare more costly for women does nothing to move the country forward.”
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