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Remembering May 4 and ACA

On May 4, 2017, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was the only representative in Washington to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act to replace with Trumpcare. Thankfully the bill flopped as 20 million would lose access to health care.

By repealing the ACA, it would’ve defunded Planned Parenthood - meaning that people in this country who are on Medicaid would be turned away. Planned Parenthood serves over 2.5 million people across the country, which is why Planned Parenthood is fighting against this bad bill. Under Trumpcare, there would’ve been a block on cancer screenings, birth control and other preventive services.

We the people will never forget May 4, 2017, when anti-women extremists celebrated this almost victory by cheering with beer in the Rose Garden. If this country is displaying freedom to other countries we need to be honest on how we don’t have freedom of our own bodies unless you’re privileged. To those who stood tall in the swamp we say, “Thank you.” To representatives that voted to attack the ACA: People are watching. Especially youth, people of color, LGBTQ community and immigrants. They will remember the side of history you chose to represent for money.

Eboni Taylor

Cheney


 

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