Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another Bill in Congress To Know About

Thanks to Thomas Peters at AmP for pointing this out. I had not heard of it before.
This act, introduced three weeks ago, is more dangerous than FOCA because it is already in Congress.

Select things the Prevention First Act (PFA) will do:

  • prohibit[s] a group health plan from excluding or restricting benefits for prescription contraceptive drugs, devices, and outpatient services
  • Requires hospitals, as a condition of receiving federal funds, to offer and to provide, upon request, emergency contraception to victims of sexual assault.
  • expand[s] Medicaid's coverage of family planning services ... and contraception
  • Expands Medicaid rebates to manufacturers for the sale of covered outpatient drugs at nominal prices to include sales to student health care facilities and entities offering family planning services.

American Life League has a comprehensive overview of what this bill will bring about should it pass.

LifeNews also covered this story. They recommend contacting members of the U.S. Senate.
Contact your Senators and Representatives about this.

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