Women Representing Health Care Providers, Government Social Services Groups Will Discuss Impact of Cuts to Women’s Health Programs
TRENTON – On Wednesday in the Statehouse Annex, State Senator Loretta Weinberg and the Women’s Political Caucus will host a roundtable discussion of “women in the know,” representing health care providers, government and social service groups, regarding the impact of health policies which marginalize or defund women’s health programs.
“While Republicans on the federal level are engaged in an all-out assault on women’s reproductive rights, here in New Jersey, Governor Christie and his Administration have carried the torch for conservatives nationwide, and defunded services that women depend on,” said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen. “As we celebrate National Women’s Health Week this week, it’s important to raise awareness of the sort of short-sighted policies and damaging political agendas we’re dealing with when it comes to women’s health. This forum will serve as a frank, honest and open discussion of the real-life impact that Governor Christie’s and Congressional Republicans’ war on women has in the lives of everyday New Jerseyans.”
The forum will consist of a panel discussion regarding the challenges that women face in accessing health care services – particularly as a result of cuts that Governor Christie has implemented to women’s health and family planning centers across the State. Following the panel discussion, the panelists will take questions from the audience.
The Forum on Women’s Health Care will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday in Committee Room 11 of the Statehouse Annex. A notice of the event is attached.