Allen Doubles Down on Opposition to Affordable Contraception
In case you missed it, yesterday the Roanoke Times reported that former Senator George Allen spoke with clergy members in Richmond about his opposition to a provision in the Affordable Care Act that would require employers to offer insurance plans that cover contraceptives.
Allen's continued opposition to the provision that would make contraceptives more affordable and accessible for women across the country is just the latest reminder that George Allen has a long record of refusing to support women when it comes to access to birth control.
Allen's opposition to this provision of the Affordable Care Act and his support for personhood legislation at the federal level (which he has struggled at times or seemingly understand) that could ban some forms of FDA-approved birth control sends a troubling message.
Virginians need a Senator who will fight to make essential health care more accessible and affordable, not one who is promising to make care that experts say is critical to women's health more expensive and harder to obtain.
To read the Roanoke Times report of Allen's statements click here: