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Pelosi Spokeswoman Statement on the Republican Address

Washington, D.C. – Ashley Etienne, spokeswoman for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, released the following statement in response to the weekly Republican address by Congresswoman Renee Ellmers of North Carolina in which she said that the Affordable Care Act was the real ‘war on women’:

"This pathetic attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act is a profound insult to the intelligence of women across this country.  Women will not be fooled by a political party that's so out of touch that it needs to offer classes on how to communicate with half of the American population.

"Under the Affordable Care Act insurance companies cannot charge women more than men for health insurance coverage, and hundreds of thousands of women are now enjoying access to preventive care, like breast and cervical screenings.  The question before House Republicans is why they're trying so desperately to take these benefits away from women?"