In March 2010, Congress approved far-reaching reforms to the U.S. health care system. The health reform law will expand access to health care for more than 30 million Americans. It ensures coverage of essential services like maternity care, contraception, and cancer screening. However, anti-choice politicians put women’s health at risk by limiting insurance coverage for abortions.
Physicians for Reproductive Health can tell you about the dire consequences for women and their families when the full range of reproductive health services are not available, and why Congress must expand insurance coverage for abortion.
What Our Doctors Are Saying
“In my abortion clinic in Seattle, I saw many women who needed abortions because something was seriously wrong with the fetus, or their health was compromised by pregnancy. Where will these women turn if Congress denies them coverage?”
—Former Physicians for Reproductive Health board chair Suzanne Poppema, MD, The New York Times
- Physicians for Reproductive Health position statement on reproductive health within health care reform
- Physicians tell stories of patients who couldn’t afford reproductive health services
- Physicians for Reproductive Health, along with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and other groups, contributed to an amendment to the Senate HELP Committee’s health reform bill that would protect preventive reproductive health care
- Former Physicians for Reproductive Health board chair Dr. Wendy Chavkin co-authored the report Women’s Health and Health Care Reform