Blumenauer Rebukes Trump and GOP’s Latest Assault on Women’s Health

October 6, 2017
Press Release

Portland, Ore. – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) today released the following statement after the Trump administration moved to end the federal requirement for employers to cover basic contraception in their health insurance plans:

“Since Trump’s inauguration, Republicans have advanced an anti-women, anti-health care, and anti-reproductive rights agenda. Sadly, today is no different. Birth control is fundamental helath care—and any attempt to take it away or make it unaffordable is discriminatory and wrong. This is a dangerous decision by the Trump administration and will put the health of countless women at risk.

“This decision comes on the heels of H.R. 36, an across-the-board 20-week abortion ban passed by House Republicans earlier this week. H.R. 36 ignores the fact that women are the best decision-makers when it comes to their health and that every pregnancy is different. I VOTED NO.

“Taken together, this week’s efforts are nothing more than a cruel disregard for personal circumstances of women’s lives. I strongly oppose any attempts to limit choice or access to abortion and reproductive health services. I will not support actions that impose the will of an intolerant minority on our mothers, sisters, and daughters. Instead, I will continue to support women, and be their ally in their nation’s capital.”