DEFEND AND EXPAND REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE – Reproductive justice is essential for the health and well being of all individuals. Neal will work hard against any federal, state, or local rollbacks or restrictions that impede on the ability of individuals to access quality reproductive healthcare services such as birth control, or medically accurate sexuality education. Neal believes in Medicare for All that provides open access to safe and legal abortion, birth control, and family planning services. Reproductive Justice also means access to adequate, affordable pre- and post-natal care, for all people, regardless of their income, location, or background. When elected Neal will also urge Congress to Terminate the Filibuster and Expand the Supreme Court under Biden’s administration as a means to codify reproductive rights under Federal Law.
Neal supports a bill that codifies access to abortion
Neal supports permanently repealing the Hyde Amendment
Neal supports lifting bans or existing barriers in place that disallow abortion coverage in employee or insurance related benefits packages
Neal believes pregnant people under the age of 18 years old should not be required to notify/receive consent from their parent or legal guardian prior to receiving abortion care or contraception
Neal DOES NOT support government funding for anti-abortion counseling centers (also known as “fake clinics” or “crisis pregnancy centers”) that inaccurately portray themselves as unbiased, professional medical clinics
Neal supports Universal Healthcare as central in the fight to make sure healthcare, such as contraception is covered for all patients seeking its use.
Current Legislation Neal strongly supports:
H.R.2975 – Women’s Health Protection Act * – Protects a woman’s ability to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy, and protects a health care provider’s ability to provide reproductive health care services, including abortion services.
H.R.7 – Paycheck Fairness Act – Addresses wage discrimination on the basis of sex.
H.R.2694 – Pregnant Workers Fairness Act – Eliminates discrimination and promotes women’s health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.