POWER TO DECIDE APPLAUDS THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION’S NATIONAL STRATEGY ON GENDER EQUITY AND EQUALITY
Washington, D.C. — Today, the White House Gender Policy Council released the National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality, a broad strategy that includes a roadmap to help people achieve their reproductive well-being. The strategy on gender equity and equality includes strong commitments to programs and policies that will protect, improve and expand access to the full spectrum of reproductive and sexual health care.
“We applaud the administration’s ambitious agenda to improve people’s ability to achieve their goals regardless of who they are, where they live or how much money they make,” said Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, CEO of Power to Decide. “Measures such as restoring and expanding the Title X Family Planning Program and closing disparities in maternal health care center the needs for equity and address systemic barriers. This is an important step in the right direction to improve access to reproductive health for all.”
Among other important commitments, the strategy also ensures people can get their reproductive health care from the provider of their choice, regardless of what health program they use. In addition, it supports medically accurate, inclusive, age-appropriate sex education. Further, it commits to protecting Roe v. Wade and eliminating barriers in coverage of abortion care by repealing the harmful Hyde Amendment.
“This unprecedented national strategy will lay out the necessary work to help ensure all people have the opportunity to decide if, when and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child,” continued McDonald-Mosley. “We look forward to working with the administration to make this vision a reality for all”
Power to Decide is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to ensure all people—no matter who they are, where they live or what their economic status might be—have the power to decide if, when and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. Please visit us at www.PowerToDecide.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.