There's no doubt about it: Trumpcare will hit women the hardest.
Currently, Trumpcare defunds Planned Parenthood, slashes Medicaid, and removes protections for so-called "pre-existing conditions" like being a rape survivor and having a C-section.
So who's responsible for crafting the companion bill in the Senate? Why, a group of men, of course.
That's right: 13 Republican men — including our pals Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, and Tom Cotton — and ZERO women will have a say in repealing Obamacare. Republicans didn't even include Lisa Murkowski or Susan Collins, two Republican women who actually serve on the Senate health committee, unlike Cruz and Cotton.
Let's show Republicans that shutting women out of decisions about health care — whether it's legislation or choices in their doctor's office — comes at a cost. Donate $3 to help defeat anti-woman Republicans and elect pro-choice Democratic women.
Here's the cherry on top: Republican leaders are actually DEFENDING the composition of the working group rather than committing to change it.
An aide to Mitch McConnell said, "So you can get caught up in process, or you can focus on the actual reality."
Senator John Cornyn called the issue of an all-men group "totally bogus." Another GOP aide said, "We have no interest in playing the games of identity politics."
Missing the point much?
It's not about optics or process. This bill would shatter health care access, affordability, and coverage for women across the country — low-income women and women of color in particular.
That's exactly why we fight to make sure women have a seat at the decision-making table.
Donate $3 to help elect more pro-choice Democratic women who will defend health care:
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