Protecting Women's Health And Safety

September 29, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement today, after the House passed H.R. 3495, the Women's Public Health and Safety Act:

“Protecting life is a sacred duty, and I am committed to advancing legislation that defends the rights of the unborn,” Rep Scalise said. “Today, House Republicans have taken action to give states like Louisiana the flexibility to cancel contracts with abortion providers under Medicaid and instead shift those dollars to health care facilities that do not perform elective abortions. The American people have been horrified by the actions of Planned Parenthood depicted in the recently released videos, and this legislation gives our nation’s governors the authority and flexibility to take direct action to stop these practices."

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