Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement After President Signs Measure to Cut Americans’ Access to Family Planning

Apr 13, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Trump signed H.J. Res 43, a resolution under the Congressional Review Act that repeals the Obama Administration rule that was designed to protect Americans’ access to family planning and lifesaving preventive care services:   

“Instead of acting to create jobs for hard-working families, Republicans are focused on restricting millions of women’s access to family planning and preventive care services. 

“Title X-funded clinics play a vital role in our health care system, with over four million women receiving family planning and preventive care at these clinics each year.  President Trump’s assault on Title X will likely have heartbreaking impacts for thousands of vulnerable families who will lose access to lifesaving preventive care.  

“This measure is only the latest effort in Republicans’ crusade against women’s health care.  From the White House to the Congress, Republicans are obsessed with obstructing women’s access to comprehensive health care services.”  

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