Whatcom County representatives testify against abortion coverage bill

Jan 23, 2017 Issues: Health Care

KGMI News: Whatcom County representatives testify against abortion coverage bill 

A bill permanently barring federal funds for abortion coverage is headed to the U.S. Senate.

The House approved the legislation Tuesday.

Democrats Suzan DelBene and Rick Larsen represent Whatcom County in congress – they testified against the bill.

“Millions of women marched across the country to send a clear signal to Congress and President Trump. Hear our voices and protect our rights,” DelBene says.

“The march sent a clear message that this administration should not undermine women’s rights and women’s health care, and this is the response?” Larsen says.

The bill needs 60 votes to get through the Senate.