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April 19, 2006

Prevention First: Clinton and Reid call for common sense

Check out this piece in the Albany Times Union by Sens. Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton on the importance of prevention. Great stuff. They specifically tout their Prevention First Act.

...This legislation would help to reduce the rates of unintended pregnancy in our nation, decrease abortions and improve access to women's health care.

Our proposal includes common- ground, common-sense policies.

It makes family-planning services more accessible to low-income women. It improves awareness and understanding of emergency contraception, a poorly understood yet highly effective form of contraception.

It ensures that government-funded sex education programs provide medically accurate information about contraception.

It also ends insurance discrimination against women. Right now, many policies cover Viagra, but not prescription contraceptives. That is wrong, and our legislation will change it.

Reid and Clinton also point out that those who are the most opposed to abortion often are also against contraception. (Shocker.)

For more information check out NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Prevention First Challenge for Common Ground.

Posted by Jessica at April 19, 2006 10:46 AM

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