Jacky RosenFor U.S. Senate
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Interfering With the Confidential and Personal Doctor-Patient RelationshipView Details
On Dec. 21, 2017, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) reintroduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712), a blatant attempt to politicize women’s health. The ultimate goal of supporters of H.R. 4712 is to promote a political agenda of banning safe, legal abortion in the United States. This bill would amend current law to apply new criminal penalties and severely overreach into the practice of medicine. This legislation specifically targets abortion and injects politicians into the patient-physician relationship, disregarding providers’ training and clinical judgment and undermining their ability to determine the best course of action with their patients. The rigid set of requirements the legislation places on physicians is meant to intimidate abortion providers from providing women with the care they need. A vote AGAINST H.R. 4712 was a vote in support of women’s health. The bill passed the House with a vote of 241-183.
Defunding Planned Parenthood And Eliminating Funding For The Title X Family P...View Details
On Sept. 14, 2017, the House voted on the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act (H.R. 3354) to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2018. This bill included many provisions harmful to women’s health including language to “defund” Planned Parenthood and the total elimination of funding for the Title X Family Planning program, which millions of women have relied on since it was enacted in the 1970’s for basic and preventive care. Additionally, H.R. 3354 eliminates funding Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP), drastically cuts funding for international family planning, and codifies the harmful global gag rule which prohibits federal funding for non-governmental organizations that provide abortion counseling or referrals, advocate to decriminalize abortion or expand abortion services. A vote AGAINST the H.R. 3354 was considered a vote in support of women’s health. The bill passed the House with a vote of 211-198.
Blocking Locally Enacted Law In Washington, D.C. Protecting Employees Against...View Details
On Sept. 14, 2017, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-Alabama) proposed an amendment to the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act (H.R. 3354) in an attempt to allow bosses in the District of Columbia to interfere with their employees’ personal reproductive health care decisions. This amendment seeks to overturn Washington, D.C.’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act (RHNDA) which unanimously passed the D.C. Council - Washington, D.C.’s locally elected legislative body - in December 2014 and was signed into law by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) in January 2015. RHNDA protects women in the District of Columbia from workplace discrimination based on their personal reproductive health care choices like using in vitro fertilization or birth control or having had an abortion. If this amendment were to become law, it would effectively overturn the D.C. law and open employees up to workplace discrimination or even termination for their private reproductive health care decisions. A vote AGAINST the amendment was considered a vote in support of women’s health. The amendment passed the House with a vote of 214-194.
Eliminating Planned Parenthood's Ability To Receive Reimbursement For The Hea...View Details
The American Health Care Act or AHCA, sponsored by Congressman Diane Black (R-Tennessee), is yet another legislative attempt to block people who receive health coverage through Medicaid from accessing basic health care services at Planned Parenthood health centers. This bill would deny women, men, and young people access to the preventive care they deserve at the provider they choose. The AHCA completely undermines the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — the single greatest advancement for women’s health in generations. This bill would overhaul and gut the Medicaid program, which will have a disproportionate impact on low income people. It also attempts to restrict private insurance from covering abortion and is a blatant attempt to intimidate women’s health providers and block access to care. A vote AGAINST the AHCA was a vote in support of women’s health. The bill narrowly passed with a vote of 217-213.
Limiting Provider Access To Title X Family Planning ProgramView Details
In Dec. 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule protecting patient access to trusted reproductive health providers under the Title X program, the nation’s only family planning program. In response to state attempts to ban abortion providers from Title X, the rule reinforces that women’s health providers cannot be prohibited from serving people under the program for reasons that are unrelated to their ability to provide Title X care, including birth control and cancer screenings. This rule reiterates longstanding federal law and became effective on Jan. 18, 2017. Introduced on Jan. 30, 2017 by Congresswoman Diane Black (R-Tennessee), H.J. Res. 43 would nullify an HHS rule regarding subrecipients of family planning grants, administered under the nation’s family planning program, Title X. While framed as a ‘states rights’ issue by proponents, this resolution is an attempt by Congressional leadership to embolden anti-women’s health state politicians to take away people's health care — specifically the four million people who rely on Title X for birth control and other care -—despite the fact that Title X had helped to ensure more than four million people have health care in this country. Planned Parenthood strongly supports the Title X program and opposes any attempts to repeal or scale back the program. A vote AGAINST H.J. Res. 43 was a vote in support of women’s health. The resolution passed with a vote of 230-188.
Resisting Access To Abortion Coverage In Health Insurance PlansView Details
This House approved a bill, sponsored by Congressman Chris Smith (R-New Jersey), is nothing more than a thinly-veiled attempt to take away the comprehensive private health insurance coverage that millions of women have and to make the Hyde amendment and other federal abortion bans permanent. This bill would eliminate abortion coverage for millions, make the harmful Hyde law permanent — affecting women with low incomes and disproportionately affecting women of color and undermine a woman’s ability to make personal decisions about her own health care. Since 1976 with the passage of the Hyde amendment, the federal government — as well as some states — have banned the use of public funds to pay for abortion procedures except in the case of rape, incest, or if the pregnant woman’s life is in danger. Not only would the law seek to make Hyde permanent, the bill goes much further and would result in an unprecedented new restriction on women’s access to abortion coverage in the private health insurance market. Today, the majority of private health insurance plans offer comprehensive coverage that includes abortion. But this bill would take private comprehensive abortion coverage away from women — even in circumstances where a woman needs an abortion to prevent severe, permanent damage to her health. A vote AGAINST H.R. 7 was a vote in support of women’s health. The bill passed with a vote of 238-183.
Banning Abortion After 20 Weeks, Nationwide.View Details
On Jan. 3, 2017 — the day the 115th Congress convened for the first time — Congressman Trent Franks (R-Arizona), introduced the deceptively named “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Act” which would ban all abortions at 20 weeks with very limited exceptions. The bill was brought to the floor of the House for a vote several months later. H.R. 36 denies a woman access to an abortion after 20 weeks, even if she experienced severe, dangerous health complications as a result of her pregnancy. It would also subject a doctor to criminal penalties for performing a safe, legal medical procedure. This bill adds significant barriers for rape victims seeking safe and legal abortion – potentially requiring three separate appointments with two separate health care providers over the course of 48 hours. This bill also shames survivors of incest by denying them an exception if they are over the age of 18 and continues to require a woman under the age of 18 to report to law enforcement or a government agency before they can receive safe and legal abortion. A vote AGAINST H.R. 36 was a vote in support of women’s health. The bill passed the House with a vote of 237-189.