King Recognizes National Women's Health Week
Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement today to highlight national "Women's Health Week."
"In Congress, women's health is a central issue, and I have consistently advocated for responsible policies," said King. "Recently I introduced the 'Telemedicine Safety Act,' which prevents public funding from being used in abortion clinics, like Planned Parenthood, for telemed abortions. This appalling practice involves a doctor prescribing an abortion drug, like RU-486, by video conference. Women are then left to their own devices and eight percent of them require surgical intervention to complete their abortion."
"Clearly this practice is not safe for women. My hope is that this week gave us a reminder to reflect on what we can do to help promote women's health - including passing my bill, H.R. 5731, to protect women from the unhealthy practice of telemed abortions."