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Foster Votes To Protect Women’s Health Freedoms

May 13, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted against H.R. 36, Republican legislation that would restrict Women’s access to health care and ban abortion after 20 weeks with no meaningful exemption to protect the health of the mother.

“There are many pressing issues the Congress needs to tackle – building on our economic growth, passing a transportation bill, or passing comprehensive immigration reform to name a few – but instead of working on these important issues, House Republican leaders have chosen to focus on this divisive proposal to restrict women’s choice,” said Foster. “This bill would endanger the health of women and restrict their freedom to make their own health care choices.  This is an inherently private decision that should be made by a woman and her doctor, not the government, and the United States Supreme Court has long recognized as much.”