About the EACH Woman Act
Congresswomen Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), alongside Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and 100 other members of Congress reintroduced the EACH Woman Act (H.R.771) with the support of 82 women’s health, rights, and justice advocacy organizations. This bill ensures coverage for abortion for every woman, however much she earns or however she is insured.
For too long, politicians have interfered in women’s health decisions by banning insurance coverage for abortion care, and polling shows that a majority of voters agree.
The EACH Woman Act makes a meaningful change for women and their families, creating two important standards for reproductive health.
- First, the bill respects that every woman should be able to make her own decisions about pregnancy. If a woman gets her care or insurance through the federal government, she will be covered for all pregnancy-related care, including abortion.
- Second, the EACH Woman Act prohibits political interference with decisions of private health insurance companies to offer coverage for abortion care. Federal, state and local legislators will not be able to interfere with the private insurance market to prevent insurance companies from providing abortion coverage.
The EACH Woman Act is our vision and our message to the Trump-Pence administration: we are fighting for a future where our families can thrive, which includes women making our own decisions about pregnancy and parenting.