"What this is going to do is prevent women and young people coming to
Richards told The Star that
She said that
"Whoever gets that federal money, it benefits them in the other parts of their business," Culp said.
She said it's very important to her organization that the language remains in the bill, which lawmakers are trying to pass through the reconciliation process. The reconciliation process only requires a simple majority, which would allow the legislation to escape a filibuster fight if it gets to the
"It's important that this (provision) stay right where it is," Culp said.
Richards' organization is hoping it can sway House members to drop the provision before the legislation gets to the
"We have folks in
Asked about whether he supports the provision, Yoder pointed to his support for a long-standing federal policy that bans taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortion services without directly commenting on this new proposal, which would block
"Every woman should have access to high quality health care, and there are more than 200 federally qualified health clinics and rural health clinics that provide excellent services for women across
Richards called Yoder's seat vulnerable, noting that Democrat
"These are votes that are very unpopular. We're doing everything we can to explain to
Culp said that her organization would be pushing lawmakers to preserve the provision as the legislation moves forward and said that she wants Yoder and other members of the
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