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Ms. Foundation for Women condemns latest right-wing attack on women’s health

Statement of Ms. Foundation for Women Director of Women’s Health Ellen Liu

NEW YORKSept. 19, 2013— The Ms. Foundation for Women Director of Women’s Health Ellen Liu issued the following statement condemning an anti-Obamacare ad targeting young women:

“The Koch brothers’ ‘Creepy Uncle Sam’ video proves that opponents of Obamacare think that women’s health and rights are something to joke about. While seeming at first to poke fun at government intervention in women’s health decisions, it actually mocks the very government programs that guarantee women will be able to get affordable, quality health care.

“Denying women access to reproductive health care is no joke. Without the government support provided under the Affordable Care Act, uninsured women will not be able to access lifesaving preventive care.

“The ad isn’t just creepy, it’s dishonest. We know that the Koch brothers are behind a litany of attacks on women’s rights and health. Along with their cohorts in Congress and state legislatures, they work to pass laws that violate women’s privacy and bodily integrity.

“Women’s health advocates across the country – including Ms. Foundation for Women grantees – are not just speaking out against this latest attack, we are working to help women get the information they need to enroll in the new health care exchanges as the beginning of the open enrollment period (October 1st) fast approaches.”

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