House Passes Another Dangerous Bill Designed to Eliminate Women’s Access to Abortion Care

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families

“Low-income women were the target today when the House of Representatives passed its third outrageous anti-women's health bill in two weeks. This bill would give states unchecked power to exclude providers from the Medicaid network based solely on ideology. It uses the Medicaid system as a vehicle to harm abortion providers and the women they serve.

The Women’s Public Health and Safety Act is dangerous and deceptively named. It is, in fact, another shameful piece of legislation crafted by anti-abortion extremists determined to eliminate women’s access to safe, legal abortion care. It is especially callous that this legislation directly targets low-income women who rely on Medicaid for health care coverage and would endanger their health and well-being.

Enough is enough. These bills are dangerous and destructive. It’s past time Congress stop playing politics with women’s health and get back to the business of governing.”

About the National Partnership

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help all people meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at NationalPartnership.org.

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