FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Democrats reintroduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act (EACH Act) for the third time in the U.S. Senate. Led by Sens. Tammy Duckworth, Patty Murray, and Mazie Hirono, this legislation will lift government restrictions on the use of federal funds to cover abortions. In response, EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Democratic pro-choice women get things done — period. While extreme Republicans are plotting a national abortion ban, Democrats are standing up for the American people and protecting reproductive freedom across the country. Legislation like the EACH Act should be a reminder to all that we cannot underestimate the power of our vote and the impact of electing Democratic pro-choice women into office who will defend our rights. EMILYs List is proud of the leaders who led this effort and we look forward to seeing future legislation that continues to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our nation.”
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 $850 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 operations 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.