No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015by Representative Suzan K. DelBene
Posted on 2015-01-22
DelBENE. Madam Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to the rule
and the underlying bill.
H.R. 7 is yet another direct attack on women and their families. It creates sweeping new restrictions on abortion coverage for women who purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act, with no meaningful exception to protect a woman's health, and experts predict that it could cause many insurers to limit women's health options in their plans altogether.
This bill injects ideology into personal medical decisions and puts politicians, rather than doctors, in charge of women's health care. Instead of this extreme legislation, Congress should address the real challenges facing women and families today.
At a time when 42 million women are either living in poverty or on the brink of it, Congress must do more to help. We should be focused on expanding access to child care, providing workers with paid sick leave, and ensuring women equal pay for equal work. This bill does none of these. It fails women and their families.
I urge my colleagues to vote ``no'' on both the rule and H.R. 7.