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Protecting Women's Healthcare

It is outrageous that instead of ensuring access to quality, affordable health care, Republicans in Congress – including Congressman Lee Zeldin – are spending their time repealing it, restricting it, and in some cases taking it away, altogether. In particular, they are trying to turn back the clock when it comes to women’s health care. The right to choose and personal medical decisions should be between a woman and her doctor. Politicians should not be involved. Period.

Women’s health care is under attack. We see it every day. It’s why I believe we must strengthen Planned Parenthood, which provides critical health care – like cancer screenings and preventative care -- to so many in need. And we must repeal outrageous legislative over-reach – like the Hyde amendment – which attempts to prevent abortions even in cases required to save the life of the mother.

Rather than protect and strengthen women’s health care, Congressman Zeldin has been doing the exact opposite, voting for restrictions on abortion that would take us back to the time before Roe v. Wade became the law of the land. Some Republicans in Congress have even sought to restrict access to birth control – which is critical to ensuring that abortions remain safe, legal, and rare. The decision in the 2014 Hobby Lobby case, which allowed employers to deny coverage for contraceptives turns back the clock on women’s health care, setting us down a dangerous path. Everyone should have equal access to reproductive health care, pre-natal care, and post-natal care – no matter who you are or where you live.

“It's time Long Island had a strong voice to fight for high-paying jobs, affordable health care, high-quality education and clean air and water.”Perry GershonCandidate for Congress, NY-1