As a former recipient of these services I can honestly say that the overwhelming majority of TANF recipients are hard-working Americans who are down on their luck and just want an opportunity to better their lives and those of their family through work and access to education.
I’ve been the co-chair of the Non-Partisan Women’s Caucus and vice-chair for several years taking a leadership role in this women’s organization.
It is essential that the women’s preventive coverage benefit including contraception be available to all women regardless of what health plan they have or where they work – as Congress intended. Providing access to birth control just makes good sense.
It is important for women to have a choice to have an opportunity to plan their families because if they don’t the Republicans have said this is an ownership society. You are on your own and they’re going to begrudge that child everything from WIC to a Pell Grant to health insurance.
When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack.