Rep. Chu Speaks Out Against Attacks on Planned Parenthood and Women’s Health

first_img Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Community News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Click on image to view videoToday, the House of Representatives passed the Women’s Public Health and Safety Act (H.R. 3495). This bill would allow states to withhold Medicaid reimbursements to doctors and other healthcare providers that legally perform abortions. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) made the following remarks in opposition to H.R. 3495 on the floor of the House:“Another day, another attack by Republicans on women’s health care in the House of Representatives. But this one is different. It goes beyond the typical attacks on women and endangers their health and the health of entire communities. By holding Medicaid hostage, this bill seeks to intimidate doctors and hospitals into not providing a safe and constitutionally protected service.“I’m appalled at how far Republicans are willing to go. The language in the bill is so vague that it would allow states to exclude entire providers from the Medicaid program. Minority and low-income women would be disproportionately impacted and would stand to lose access to critical health services like birth control and family planning.“It’s time to stop the attacks. Women must be free to make their own healthcare choices in consultation with their doctors – and without threats from Republican politicians in Washington. And we must have as one of those choices Planned Parenthood. For many, it’s the only place they can turn to for even the most basic care.“It’s time to stop using healthcare as a weapon to bully women.” 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeauty Government Rep. Chu Speaks Out Against Attacks on Planned Parenthood and Women’s Health Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 12:29 pm Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img

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