Today, both the House of Representatives and the Senate reintroduced the EACH Act.
President & CEO of Physicians for Reproductive Health Dr. Jamila Perritt responded with the following statement:
“The reintroduction of the EACH Act in both chambers of Congress is an important step towards ensuring all of us, no matter our source of insurance, can get coverage for abortion care. The EACH Act is critical legislation that would keep politicians out of very personal decisions related to pregnancy. As an ob/gyn and provider of the full spectrum of reproductive health care, including abortion care, I know firsthand that politicians have no place in these decisions – they should be made by the pregnant person considering their personal goals, values, health, and well-being.
Making important health care decisions about our lives should not be determined by how much money we make, where we live, or where we work.
“Making important health care decisions about our lives should not be determined by how much money we make, where we live, or where we work. By removing barriers for individuals accessing their health insurance through the federal government and placing safeguards against political interference in insurance markets, the EACH Act gets us one step closer to breaking down the enormous barriers to getting abortion care, especially for Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, young people, and LGBTQ+ folks.
“As we face gaps in health care widened by systemic racism, economic insecurity, and xenophobia, Members of Congress can show up for their communities by co-sponsoring the EACH Act.”