Statement Of Naral Pro-Choice Connecticut On Senate Republican Healthcare Bill - “An Insult To Connecticut Women, To Connecticut Families, And To The Democratic Process”


June 22, 2017

NARAL Pro-choice Connecticut Executive Director Sarah Croucher issued this statement today in response to the release of the Republican healthcare bill.

"This bill is an insult to Connecticut women, Connecticut families, and to the democratic process itself. It not only allows states to opt out of the insurance requirement to cover maternity care, it could eliminate the contraception coverage requirement and ban private insurance from covering abortion care. Women’s reproductive health care would essentially be zeroed out altogether by the Republican bill.

Connecticut is a pro-choice state. Our legislature supports the right of individuals to make decisions about abortion that are in line with their personal beliefs. This bill would ban private insurance from covering abortion care. Women purchasing their insurance plans from the Connecticut healthcare exchange would have to pay out of pocket if they need an abortion. Not acceptable.

This is just one of the many reasons Republicans are trying to jam this bill through with no hearings and no testimony from Connecticut medical organizations and Connecticut citizens.  It is wrong.

We will be communicating this "No on Trumpcare” message to our thousands of members and supporters across the state. And we will be asking them to call Senators Blumenthal and Murphy to thank them for their strong and vociferous opposition to this attack on Connecticut women and their health care.”

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About NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Inc. 
The legislative arm of NARAL works to pass pro-choice legislation and defend against anti-choice legislation at the State Capitol, believing strongly that all women have the right to access the full range of reproductive choices including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.