Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Reproductive rights isn’t just a women’s issue

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, July 29, 2013 19:01 EDT
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Elizabeth Warren speaks to PPFA (Screenshot)
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Republican’s attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is part of their assault on reproductive rights, according to Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

Speaking at Planned Parenthood’s Organizing and Policy Summit this month, Warren said access to health care and family planning services was not just a women’s issue.

“Certainly it is a women’s issue, but it’s a family issue,” she explained. “It effects everyone in the family. We have healthier families because of the things we fight for here at Planned Parenthood.”

Warren noted the Affordable Care Act contained provisions that allowed Americans to stay on their parents’ health care plan until they turned 26 years old and prohibited insurance companies from charging women more than men based solely on their sex. It also provided women with free access to contraception under their insurance plans.

“The fight we are engaged in is a fight worth having,” she said. “We fight so that every woman has control over her own body. We believe in that, and that is a fight worth having.”

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on Monday by PPVotes, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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