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Six Democratic women in Congress say they’re dissatisfied that first daughter and White House counselor Ivanka Trump hasn’t finished extra to converse out towards her father’s insurance policies on women’s health issues.
They provided her an invite — though it appears extra like a problem — to meet with them and speak about the significance of preserving entry to reasonably priced types of contraception for women.
“Given your stated passion about women’s issues and empowerment, we found your silence during the House passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) surprising,” the members wrote in a letter. “AHCA is a disastrous invoice for women and their households, threatening entry to being pregnant care, maternal and new child providers, breast most cancers screenings, and contraception.”
The members additionally cited a regulation President Trump signed which they are saying threatens entry to contraception and primary health providers. The regulation will permit states to withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood and different health care suppliers that carry out abortions.
“Again, we have been disillusioned that you simply didn’t voice considerations about this step within the fallacious path for women,” wrote Democratic Reps. Judy Chu of California, Diana DeGette of Colorado, Louise Slaughter of New York, Suzan DelBene of Washington, Barbara Lee of California and Jackie Speier of California. Slaughter and DeGette co-chair the House Pro-Choice Caucus.
They wrote that they worry the Trump administration will take steps to additional jeopardize women’s entry to contraception.
“As a busy mom of three, you perceive the significance of a lady’s capacity to plan for herself and her household,” they wrote. “Given your affect over these issues within the White House, we respectfully request an in-person assembly prior to May 26, 2017 to talk about the essential position contraception performs in making certain the success of America’s women and households.”
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