For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List President Statement on Republican Bill to Restrict Women's Rights, Endanger Their Health
"This is, quite simply, the worst bill for women that we've ever seen."
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement on the Republican plan to bring H.R. 358 to the House floor for a vote tomorrow.
"Whether you call it the 'Protect Life Act,' 'Stupak on Steroids,' or the 'Let Women Die Bill,' the legislation going to the House floor tomorrow is terrifying in its implications for women's health and freedom. It puts women's very lives at risk in service of an extreme ideology dedicated to rolling back the clock to the days when we did not always have a say in when or whether to become mothers, and when we died rather than receive medically necessary screenings and treatments.
"Republicans promoting and supporting this bill should look around them -- at their mothers and daughters and wives and constituents -- and start figuring out how to explain to them that their lives and their rights are worth less than the GOP agenda.
"This is, quite simply, the worst bill for women that we've ever seen. And Republicans will be held accountable -- by women -- at the ballot box."
In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List raised more than $38.5 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With a community of more than 900,000 members across the country, EMILY's List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY's List has worked to elect 86 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 25 year history.