Mark Bednar202-738-0744 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, today re-introduced the Women’s Public Health & Safety Act. The legislation would empower states to exclude abortion providers from receiving Medicaid funds.

Congressman Duffy released the following statement upon the re-introduction of the Women’s Public Health & Safety Act:

“Grotesque abortion laws threaten the lives of the unborn throughout the nation, most notably the legislation in New York and Virginia where babies can be murdered by abortion providers up until the day they are born. Now more than ever, the American people deserve the option to divert their tax dollars away from abortion facilities like Planned Parenthood towards non-controversial community centers that actually focus on women’s health.”

Background: The bill makes abortion providers not fall under the “free choice of qualified provider” provision. So excluding abortion providers from Medicaid funding would not count as “limiting healthcare options,” which is not allowed under Medicaid.

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