Today, the EACH Woman Act was introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate led by Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Rep. Diane Degette, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Sen. Mazie Hirono, Sen. Patty Murray and Sen. Kamala Harris.
To celebrate this historical moment, Fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health Dr. Meera Shah released the following statement:
“After years of hard work by dedicated reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates across this country, especially women of color, today the EACH Woman Act reached a new milestone by being introduced in both the House and Senate. I am thrilled to see champions in Congress recognize what our community of health care providers, patients, and advocates know to be true: the Hyde Amendment and other restrictions getting in the way of patients accessing abortion care must be reversed.
Now is the time to ensure that no matter where you live, how much money you make, or what your background is, you can access the health care you need, when you need it.
“Abortion restrictions like Hyde place the most harm and burden on communities who already face the most barriers to accessing health care like people of color, families with low-incomes, immigrants, young people, and LGBTQIA people. Now is the time to ensure that no matter where you live, how much money you make, or what your background is, you can access the health care you need, when you need it.
“Physicians for Reproductive Health joins organizations and community members across the country in urging the House and Senate to protect the health and well-being of everyone. Passing the EACH Woman Act is a move in the right direction.”