Frankel says Trump conducting ‘war against women’
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Frankel says Trump conducting ‘war against women’

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Florida Rep. Lois Frankel (D) took to Twitter to sound off on the Trump administration and “Donald Trump’s assault against women.”

In the tweet, the Florida lawmaker, currently running for reelection, argued that “employers & schools shouldn’t get to decide when a person becomes a parent. Period.”

In working with California Rep. Barbara Lee (D), Frankel announced that she is “proud to be leading a measure in this year’s Appropriations package… to make sure that the decision to use birth control is kept between a patient & doctor.”

In a video posted where Rep. Frankel elaborates on her thoughts regarding the matter, she describes that the Affordable Care Act mandated that “health insurance cover the full cost of patients’ birth control.” “This policy did not raise the cost of insurance,” She added, noting that “more importantly, it gave more than 60 million women access to contraception.”

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However, the Florida lawmaker stressed that “Since day one, the Trump administration has aggressively targeted the health rights and bodily autonomy of women.” This is extremely harmful because it  is also “disproportionately hurting women of color.”

“In his war against women,” she expressed, “Trump put forth a rule that allows employers and educational institutions to deny insurance coverage of birth control.”

In turn, she asserted that Democrats must respond. If not, “it’s estimated that 70 to 126 thousand women will lose access to contraception.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.