Congresswoman Barbara Lee Reintroduces Women’s Health Act

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Tuesday, along with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, and Congresswoman Diana DeGette, led a group of 104 Democrats in reintroducing the “Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act or the EACH Woman Act.”

 

This legislation would end the discriminatory Hyde Amendment, which disproportionately affects low-income women and women of color. The EACH Woman Act would ensure that all women, regardless of income, insurance or zip code, can make personal reproductive health care decisions without interference from politicians.

 

“The EACH Woman Act is a bold and defiant step forward,” said Congresswoman Lee.

 

At a time when Congressional Republicans, led by President Donald Trump, are trying to roll back basic reproductive freedoms, our diverse coalition is standing up for women and families. My legislation would ensure that every woman can make the decision that is right for herself and her family, regardless of her income or where she lives,” she said.

 

“Politicians don’t belong in the exam room, plain and simple. I want to thank our vibrant reproductive rights coalition for leading this fight across the country.”

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