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CHOICE AND FAMILY PLANNING

As you know, Republicans have been relentless in their attacks on women’s health and autonomy. 

I am proud to be a member of the House Pro-Choice Caucus and to have a 100% voting record with the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. In addition, I was honored to receive the Congressional Defender of Women’s Rights Award from the Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion.

Here are a few of my recent efforts to defend women's health and autonomy: 

  • I voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This bill would impose harsh criminal penalties on medical professionals who provide abortion care after 20 weeks, taking decision-making power away from patients and their trusted health care providers. 
  • I denounced the Trump Administration’s decision to roll back contraception coverage, and cosponsored the Protect Access to Birth Control Act to block this anti-woman attack. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers are required to cover birth control at no extra cost. The Trump Administration rule gives bosses, health plans, and schools veto power over women's health care choices by refusing to cover birth control. Curtailing access to birth control means curtailing women's ability to control their own health and bodies. It also means jeopardizing their health and economic wellbeing.
  • I am an original cosponsor of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act, which would overturn harmful bans on health coverage of safe and legal abortion.

Please know that I will continue working to protect reproductive health and rights for women, here in our district and around the world.