URGE to fight for equity

The Prospector

October 8, 2015

“Locally, URGE is currently working with the city council to pass a resolution that affirms El Paso’s stance in favor of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act. EACH is a piece of legislation that aims to improve and increase the access to birth control and abortion, while prohibiting the interference of the government in the decisions made by private health insurance companies in offering coverage for abortion services. EACH is going to the U.S. Congress next year with the intent of repealing the Hyde Amendment, which limits the use of federal funds to pay for abortion to just cases involving incest, rape or when the life of the mother is at risk. “Our city is actually very supportive with women’s rights and reproductive justice, which is really great,” Lawrence said.”