What you need to know about how women fare under the Republican healthcare plan.
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Republicans in the Senate are doing their best to repeal and replace Obamacare, as they’ve promised to do for years. But the bill they put out this week would hurt many of the people they vowed to protect, especially women. The bill slashes Medicaid funding and defunds Planned Parenthood– both of which would take away prenatal, maternity, and reproductive care from millions of women. These cuts couldn’t come at a worse time– the United States is one of the only developed countries in the world with rising maternal death rate, with more than half of childbirth deaths coming from easily preventable conditions that would become even more widespread if women on Medicaid lose their coverage.
For more on this topic, check out this article from Vox’s Julia Belluz: