Dear Senator Feinstein: Bill S. 109

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March 5, 2019
Dear Governor Newsom
March 5, 2019

Dear Senator Feinstein: Bill S. 109

I am writing as a man in support of women’s constitutional rights and respectfully request that you do not sign Senate Bill S. 109

Birth control is health care, and I want everyone who wants or needs it to have it — no matter where they live, how much money they make, or who employs them. I oppose the administration’s latest attempt to let bosses and schools decide who gets birth control coverage. The rules unlawfully discriminate against women in violation of the Constitution by impeding access to women’s health care while leaving men’s health care untouched and requiring women to pay more for basic health care.

S. 109 is the latest attempt by anti-abortion politicians to eliminate insurance coverage of abortion.  This bill could result in entire private insurance market dropping abortion coverage and would make permanent existing, harmful restrictions on Medicaid coverage of abortion. Nobody should be penalized for seeking or providing comprehensive health coverage.

S.109 would force millions to go without abortion coverage and provides very narrow exceptions only for when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest and when a physician has certified that the person’s life is in danger. Without coverage for abortion and not letting women and their families control their futures we can force people to pay for the procedure out of pocket and it may force them into bankruptcy.

Thank you for your long-standing support for women’s rights. I urge you to stand against S. 109.