Health and Fitness

NARAL Releases Video Highlighting the Dangerous Family Planning Restrictions Included in the GOP Zika Bill

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 11, 2016.  Today, NARAL Pro-Choice America released a new video to expose how the GOP Zika bill harms women who are trying to plan for the healthiest family possible in the midst of the Zika crisis. As women are relying on their health care providers for advice and care, and leading public health organizations recommend that contraception be made available in places where Zika is a threat, the GOP is actually restricting funding for the very health clinics that provide care and contraception to women and families. Millions of women – especially low-income women in areas most impacted by Zika – rely on women’s health clinics for care.

Watch the video above or on YouTube.

Said Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America: “Restricting funding for family planning clinics in the midst of this crisis is unconscionable. Now more than ever, these clinics need to be fully equipped to help women plan healthy families and get the care they need as the Zika virus moves through the country. The GOP is putting women and the children they may wish to have one day in danger with this bill – the hypocrisy couldn’t be more apparent.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”