Obama's Victory: A Win for Our Patients' Health!
November 7, 2012
Our board chair, Douglas Laube, MD, MEd, comments on the results of yesterday's elections—from the White House to the ballot initiatives in Florida and Montana. The following remarks are excerpted from his press statement, available in full here.
"My colleagues across the country and I are deeply relieved that, with the reelection of President Barack Obama, health care reform will continue to improve our patients' lives."
"We are thankful that President Obama will be able to fill any vacancies in the Supreme Court in the next four years, and help protect Roe v. Wade."
"The voters in Florida showed that they care about women's health. They resoundingly defeated a measure that would have prevented state government employees from using their health insurance to cover abortion."
"The teens of Montana deserve better than this. Because LR 120 has passed, pregnant adolescents in the state will be required to inform a parent before they can obtain an abortion. Studies show that such initiatives ... only hurt the most vulnerable teens, the ones who have good reasons for keeping their parents out of decisions about pregnancy for fear of abuse."
Read Dr. Laube's complete statement.
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