Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) voiced his vehement opposition to Restricting Women's Access to Reproductive Health Care Services, H.R. 358, the so-called "Protect Life Act." This extremely regressive and misleading bill would restrict, for the first time, how women can spend their own private dollars in purchasing health insurance. Contrary to GOP claims, this bill is unnecessary because the Hyde Amendment and the Affordable Care Act already prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. The bill would likely end private insurance coverage of reproductive health for millions of American women.
"The real purpose of this bill -- which denies women the right to purchase insurance coverage for legal abortions with their own money -- is to make it impossible for women to exercise their constitutional right to choose," said Nadler. "This bill is an abomination."