Nonprofit applauds Calif. for protecting women’s health |

Nonprofit applauds Calif. for protecting women’s health

On Tuesday, Citizens for Choice President Kimberly D’Urso joined leaders from the California Legislative Women’s Caucus and other women’s reproductive health and rights organizations in a “California bills 4 women” press conference and rally on the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento. Key speakers included Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus; Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, Vice Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus; Sen. Holly Mitchell; Nourbese Flint of Black Women for Wellness; and Lynne Riddle, retired Federal Judge.

The purpose of the event was to call attention to three bills important to protecting and expanding access to women’s reproductive health care:

• SB 1053 (Mitchell) — This bill will ensure access to the full range of contraceptive methods approved by the Food and Drug Administration for all women in California without cost sharing, delays or denial of coverage.

• SB 1094 (Lara) — This measure would help maintain community access to crucial hospital-based services such as reproductive health care by increasing the Attorney General’s authority and time to review hospital mergers.

• SR 55 (Jackson) ­— In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, SR 55 affirms the rights of women to control their reproductive health care.

D’Urso participated in the press conference and rally as a representative of Nevada County citizens who support California’s continuing efforts to pass proactive legislation protecting women’s access to a full complement of reproductive health services.

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