Republicans in Congress can’t find time to create a single job, but they certainly have time to put women’s lives at risk.
Under H.R. 358, dubbed the “Protect Life Act” and sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), hospitals that don’t want to provide abortions could refuse to do so, even for a pregnant woman with a life-threatening complication that requires a doctor terminate her pregnancy.
Oh, but it doesn’t end there.
In addition to changing the rules for hospitals, H.R. 358 would deny federal funding to any health care plan that includes abortion coverage, something that might cause insurance providers to stop covering abortions.
This bill will never be signed into law. It is nothing more political posturing; red meat for the extreme Right. While millions of people are unemployed, the GOP is wasting time attacking women’s health yet again!
So what can you do? First, call 202-730-9001 — you’ll be prepped with talking points and patched through to your Rep’s office. Then join me this Sunday for a great event in support of Planned Parenthood hosted by the Queens County Young Democrats.