Our Health Is At Stake
September 30, 2013
Women's Health Issues Have No Place in Budget Negotiations
JAC thanks you for your continued support of women's health choices.
The House passed a bill on Saturday, 231-192, to delay implementing much of the Affordable Care Act for a year. The measure also allowed employers and insurers to opt out of providing health care services they find morally or religiously objectionable, including contraception, abortion, screenings for cervical cancer, and sexually transmitted infections.
JAC strongly objects to this discriminatory measure, which specifically targets women and women's health. Simply put, a vote for this bill was a vote against women.
On behalf of the JAC national membership, a letter was sent to those Representatives who voted against the measure thanking them for supporting women's reproductive rights during this tumultuous time.