Congressional Republicans have a longstanding fixation with restricting access to reproductive health services, writes New York Rep. Nita Lowey, seen speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
When you hear the Republican majority talk about “liberty,” watch out. Because they just may be referring to the liberty of employers, health insurers, or the federal government to intrude into Americans’ most personal health choices.
Throughout the fiscal 2017 appropriations process, the Republican majority has deepened considerably its longstanding fixation with restricting access to reproductive health services. Empowering these unprecedented intrusions imperils enactment of responsible spending bills and invades Americans’ personal liberty to make their own health choices as never before.