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National Women’s Health Week Memo: Top 10 Reasons to Vote Daines Out!

Congressman Voted to outlaw common forms of birth control and against choice even in cases of rape

(Helena, MT) – The Montana Democratic Party is commemorating National Women’s Health Week with a memo to Montana women about Congressman Steve Daines’ damaging record against women and families.

With just one term in Congress, Daines has made repeated attempts to take away a women’s right to make her own healthcare decisions, outlaw common forms of birth control, eliminate prevention efforts and authorize the IRS to audit victims of rape.

Here are the top 10 reasons Montana women must vote Daines out:

  1. Daines is staunchly anti-choice and does not support exceptions for rape or incest. 
     
  2. Daines supports a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion even in cases of rape or incest.
     
  3. Daines sponsored a bill that would allow the IRS to audit rape victims.
     
  4. Daines' wants to overturn Roe v. Wade putting the government between a women and her doctor.
     
  5. Daines sponsored a bill  that could outlaw many common forms of birth control.
     
  6. Daines sponsored legislation to block funding for women’s health care and prevention initiatives to Planned Parenthood and similar organizations.
     
  7. Daines sponsored a “personhood” bill that would make abortion illegal for victims of sexual Assault.
     
  8. Daines sponsored an updated version of the Blunt Amendment that would allow employers to refuse to provide insurance coverage for birth control.
     
  9. Daines voted to allow insurance companies to continue charging women higher insurance premiums than men.
     
  10. Daines voted against funding domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs.

“Congressman Steve Daines couldn’t be a more out-of-touch, Washington politician. His backwards positions have threatened a women’s right to make her own healthcare decisions and blocked equal pay for equal work,” said Andrea Marcoccio, spokesperson for the Montana Democratic Party. “Rather than protect women’s rights, Daines has sided with Washington special interests.”

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