Hastings’ Statement on Roll Back of Birth Control Insurance Coverage

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Washington, D.C., October 6, 2017 | comments

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after President Donald John Trump’s Administration rolled back access to contraceptives, potentially affecting 62 million women:

“The Trump administration’s rolling back of contraceptive coverage is just another obnoxious attempt to insert right-wing politics into private medical decisions. Birth control is not controversial. It is part of basic, comprehensive healthcare and is utilized by nearly nine in ten women at some point in their lifetimes. The President and his friends need to stop obsessing over what women do with their own bodies.”

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.

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