With Abortion Rights in Jeopardy, Strengthening and Protecting Women’s Health Access is Paramount
(Concord, NH)—Today, Protect Our Care is releasing a new video explaining how Republicans have waged a war against women's health care. In the coming weeks, right-wing Justices on the Supreme Court are expected to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, opening the floodgates for states to ban abortion. In addition to attacking abortion rights, Republicans and their allies have spent years eroding access to other types of essential care — only making the Supreme Court’s pending decision even more dangerous.
Republicans oppose measures to combat the maternal mortality crisis, they are undermining access to contraception and preventive services, and they are fighting legislation to drive down health care costs and expand affordable care. The video follows a new report outlining urgent measures to improve women’s health care access as the nation faces a crisis for abortion rights.
Women’s health care is facing a national crisis.
Any day now, right-wing Justices on the Supreme Court could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, opening the floodgates for states to ban abortion.
Abortion has long been at the center of the Republicans’ war on women’s health, but the GOP has also spent years eroding women’s access to other types of care.
The Republican lawmakers seeking to ban abortions are the same people who have fought to repeal the Affordable Care Act, sabotaged access to contraception, refused to address the maternal mortality crisis, and opposed Medicaid expansion and other common sense reforms to lower the cost of health care for working families.
Now, with the impending court decision, protecting women’s access to care and passing reforms to help mitigate some of the worst impacts is paramount.
Every woman in this country deserves affordable, quality health care – including full access to reproductive health. For more resources and to learn how to get involved, check out these websites.