Congress passed no law that made this necessary, and it will mean that women with health problems — who are more likely to have high-risk pregnancies — will go without the care they need. Abortion is part of the spectrum of reproductive health services that are essential to women’s health and well-being. It is a commonly-used, legal medical procedure that should not be treated differently than other health services. We are deeply disappointed that the Administration failed to make the health and well-being of women the paramount consideration in this matter."
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at www.NationalPartnership.org.