Press Statement
New Abortion Restrictions Will Unnecessarily Put Women With Health Problems at Greater Risk, Women’s Leader Says

“By refusing to allow women who use the high-risk insurance pools to purchase abortion coverage with their own money, the Obama Administration is putting women with health problems, who are more likely to have high-risk pregnancies, at unnecessary risk.

For the next few years, these temporary insurance plans with be the only way that women with pre-existing medical conditions will be able to get health insurance coverage. There was no need for the Administration to adopt these regulations, no congressional action that made this necessary. Yet women will suffer as a result.

Abortion is a commonly-used, legal medical procedure that should not be treated differently than other health services.”

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