A die-in is a form of nonviolent direct action protest where participants publicly pretend to die to highlight a deadly problem. With the House passing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill in the House by a vote of 217-213 they have decided to harm the poor, children, women and families, persons with disabilities, and even people with employer-provided coverage.
Women will be hard hit:
+ blocks patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood,
+ guts coverage requirements for maternity care,
+ puts even more restrictions on coverage for abortion care.
+ makes it harder for women to access the care they need, whether they seek to prevent or terminate a pregnancy, to have a healthy pregnancy, or to raise a healthy family.
+ is a roll back of the strides the ACA made toward eliminating discrimination against women seeking health care.
Our Members of Congress need to be accountable for every one of the provisions in this bill that is a disaster for women. Our die-in will focus on Women's Health and will take place in May 2017 with details forthcoming.