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EMILYs List Statement on House Democrats Introducing the EACH Act

January 27, 2023


EMILYs List Statement on House Democrats Introducing the EACH Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act. This legislation, the first introduced in Congress this session that would expand reproductive rights, will lift government restrictions on the use of federal funds to cover abortions. In response, EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“In 2023, it is unacceptable that our zip code determines whether or not we can access essential health care. House Democrats proved that they will not stand down as House Republicans attempt to decimate reproductive rights across the nation. The difference is clear: Democratic pro-choice women defend our fundamental freedoms, while Republicans work to control our bodies, rights, and futures. At EMILYs List, we applaud those who put forward this legislation, and look forward to seeing future efforts to protect our reproductive freedom.”

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised over $700 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure campaigns for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.