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House and Senate Leaders Response to HHS Office of Civil Rights Announcement

Vermont State HouseFor Immediate Release

September 4, 2019

Contact:

Office of the Speaker of the House
Natalie Silver, Chief of Staff
347-461-4982

Office of the Senate President Pro Tempore
Tim Ashe, Senate President Pro Tem
802-828-3806

We object to the Trump Administration’s persistent efforts to limit women’s access to reproductive healthcare. Their recent cherry-picked enforcement action against the University of Vermont Medical Center is nothing more than an ideological stunt intended to intimidate medical providers around the country.

We have reviewed UVMMC’s detailed policies which promote safe, legal and high quality medical care, while also protecting their employees’ right to opt out of procedures they object to on ethical or religious grounds.

When the dust settles, this episode will register as just one more lowlight in President Trump’s war on women.

Speaker of the House,

Mitzi Johnson 

Senate President Pro Tempore,

Tim Ashe

House Majority Leader,

Jill Krowinski

Senate Majority Leader,

Rebecca Balint

Chair of House Committee on Human Services,                         

Ann Pugh  

Chair of House Committee on Judiciary

Maxine Grad

Chair of Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, 

Ginny Lyons

Chair of Senate Committee on Judiciary,

Dick Sears

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