This week, Jaime, Vashitta, and Gabe recorded our first episode for the radio! We’re proud to announce that NARAL’s The Morning After will air in Columbus on WGRN – 94.1FM on Friday mornings at 9 a.m.
This morning, we got our first look at the Senate plan to repeal Obamacare. The bill is a shocking plan to repeal Medicaid and provide a massive tax cut to the nation’s super-wealthy.
NARAL Pro-Choice America released this statement:
The Republican proposal is a direct attack on the health and well-being of hundreds of millions of Americans and a savage attack on women’s healthcare in particular. It is just as cruel as the proposal approved by the House. By defunding women’s health centers, denying abortion coverage to Americans who get their insurance through the exchanges or who receive tax subsidies, and slashing healthcare for the families who need it most, it’s clear that the Trump administration and the GOP’s concern with being ‘pro-life’ only reaches as far as the nearest tax cut for millionaires.
In Ohio news, the state operating budget passed the Ohio Senate yesterday. The bill is also seen as an attack on the health and welfare of low-income citizens. The budget bill includes $600,000 for crisis pregnancy centers.
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said:
Especially in our current economic climate, the state should be using its limited tax dollars to fund programs that have a proven track record for effectiveness. By giving funding to so-called ‘crisis pregnancy centers,’ the Parenting and Pregnancy Program is directing money to centers that coerce and mislead the people turning to them for help. When women need urgent, legitimate medical advice, these facilities present inflammatory rhetoric and misleading information. These centers should not be getting state funding.
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