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  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after the Supreme Court dismantled the right to abortion care in the United States. This unprecedented ruling will lead to dozens of states eliminating access to legal abortion almost immediately, jeopardizing reproductive freedom for millions of Americans and moving toward a nationwide. “Today’s Supreme Court decision takes away a person’s power to make their own personal decisions about their repro... Read more

  • Women’s Health Protection Act Leads Issue Statement on the Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Today, the leads of the Women’s Health Protection Act, Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27), Lois Frankel (FL-21) Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), issued a joint statement on the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which overturns Roe v. Wade. “Abortion is not only an essential part of health care — it’s critical for protecting the personal freedom every person in the United States should be able to expect,” said the membe... Read more

  • Extended Health Coverage for New Mothers Will Save Lives
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Medicare & Social Security, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – In response to the maternal mortality crisis, the Biden Administration has approved Florida’s application to extend postpartum Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage from 60 days to 12 months after childbirth. The extended coverage will help postpartum patients receive care for longer periods of time as they recover from pregnancy and birth—a period during which about one-third of maternal death occurs. Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released t... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Senate Republicans’ Failure to Protect Abortion Access
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after the Senate voted to block the House-passed Women’s Health Protection Act, which would prohibit states from enacting medically unnecessary restrictions that unfairly target abortion providers and prevent patients from getting access to legal abortion. “Everyone should have the freedom to make the personal health care decisions that impact their lives, health, and futures,” said Rep. Frankel. “Republi... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Draft Roe v. Wade Opinion
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after a draft Supreme Court decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade, jeopardizing reproductive freedom for millions of Americans, leaked to the press. “First thing’s first, abortion is still legal, and this leak doesn’t change that yet,” said Rep. Frankel. “However, if this rumor is true, this is devastating news for our country. This draft Supreme Court opinion would allow politicians to take contr... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Florida Abortion Law
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after Governor Ron DeSantis signed Florida’s dangerous 15-week abortion ban, H.B. 5, into law. This ban prohibits almost all abortions after 15 weeks, without exceptions for rape or incest. “Today is a dark day for Florida,” said Rep. Frankel. “The personal decision about whether and when to bring a child into this world should be made by the pregnant individual, not their governor, local representat... Read more

  • WHPA House Leads' Statement on Senate’s Historic Vote to Protect Abortion Access, Blocked by Republicans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – For the first time ever, the Senate today voted to make access to abortion care a federally protected right. The Women’s Health Protection Act, introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Veronica Escobar (D-TX) in the House and Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) in the Senate would guarantee equal access to abortion everywhere and would prevent extreme anti-choice laws like the recent bans passed in Texas and Miss... Read more

  • Bipartisan Group of Congressional Leaders Urges Biden Administration to Continue Addressing Needs of Pregnant and Lactating Women
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-21), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA-03), and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40), were joined by 62 bipartisan Members of Congress in sending a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging the extension of the charter for the federal Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women (PRGLAC), or to establish a similar advisory committee to continue carrying out PRGLAC’s work. The letter states in p... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Florida State Legislature’s Proposed 15-Week Abortion Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after Florida state lawmakers filed a bill that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks. “The deeply personal decision of whether and when to bring a child into this world should be in the hands of people and persons they trust, not the politicians,” said Rep. Frankel. “This bill proposed in the Florida State Legislature is a continuation of Republican-led efforts to strip people of their freedom to ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Arguments at U.S. Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement as the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that will provide a major test for whether the U.S. Supreme Court will continue to uphold 50 years of precedent defending the constitutional right to abortion. “Everyone deserves the freedom to make personal decisions about their bodies without politicians trying to control them” said Rep. Frankel. “... Read more