Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey on Contraception Rule Roll-Back: “This isn’t The Handmaid’s Tale. We must protect American women’s rights."

October 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage rule:

“It has been proven that contraception improves women’s health and can even save women’s lives while reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies and abortions. Yet President Trump and this Administration are robbing potentially hundreds of thousands of women of access to contraceptive coverage, rolling back years of progress. This isn’t The Handmaid’s Tale. We must protect American women’s rights to make their own medical decisions, not sacrifice women’s health for poisonous, political priorities that reject common sense and medical evidence.”

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