On behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, PPRM and the Coloradans we represent, we’re glad Senator Udall and Rep. DeGette are in DC serving the people of Colorado. And we urge every member of the Colorado delegation to co-sponsor this important legislation.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 11, 2014
Karen Middleton, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado and Vicki Cowart, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM), gave the following statement on the fact Senator Mark Udall and Representative Diana DeGette were in Washington, DC today to introduce legislation overriding the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision and keeping bosses out of women’s birth control decisions:
“While NARAL and PPRM representatives listened to the president today in Denver addressing issues related to the economy and the gridlock in Washington, DC, Senator Udall and Representative DeGette are attempting to break through that gridlock and introduce legislation that promotes women’s health and economic stability.
Once again, Senator Udall and Rep. DeGette are doing their job by standing up for Colorado women and protecting Colorado values. It's a mainstream, longstanding Colorado value that women have the right to make their own personal, private medical decisions, without interference from politicians or bosses.
The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision puts bosses in between women and their doctors. Bosses don’t belong in our personal business, and neither do politicians.
On behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, PPRM and the Coloradans we represent, we’re glad Senator Udall and Rep. DeGette are in DC serving the people of Colorado. And we urge every member of the Colorado delegation to co-sponsor this important legislation.”
The NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation (NPCCF) is a statewide 501c3 organization that is dedicated to supporting and protecting every woman’s right to make informed personal decisions about the full range of reproductive health options. The NPCCF carries out education, advocacy, community organizing, and research so that the public is aware of important reproductive health issues and resources.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains empowers individuals and families in the communities we serve to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health by providing high quality health services, comprehensive sex education, and strategic advocacy. More than 106,152 women, men, and young adults annually visit our 30 health centers throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, and Wyoming. Since 1916, we have been the region’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. For more information about Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, call 1.800.230.PLAN or visit http://www.pprm.org for the health center nearest you.