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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Contact: Jessica Tramontana,, (517) 974-6302

Watchdog group urges Congressman to come clean about extreme views on women’s health care

LANSING – In a recent interview with Reason Magazine, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R) voiced his support for a ban on abortion three days after conception. The Congressman also stated his opposition to what he described as “abortion-causing” forms of birth control. A video of the interview can be seen here.

When Amash was asked about the appropriate time frame limit abortion rights, he said, “I think that where we have it now is not correct. It should be closer to the point of conception, and whether it’s instantly or the first three days, I think that’s more sensible. That’s what I think would be correct.”

Later, when asked about birth control, Amash said, “I haven’t thought about all the types of birth control, but there are certain types of birth control that I would consider abortion-causing, and there are other methods of birth control that I think would be fine.” During the interview, Amash never defined which forms of contraception he deemed to be “fine.”

Citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan is calling on Rep. Justin Amash to come clean about his extreme views on women’s health care choices.

“If Justin Amash wants to run for U.S. Senate, voters deserve to know where he really stands on women’s health care issues,” said Jessica Tramontana, Communications Director of Progress Michigan. “There’s nothing moderate about banning abortions before women can even tell if they’re pregnant. We’re calling on Amash to explain what forms of contraception he opposes, and if he actually believes that government should force women to carry out unwanted pregnancies, even in cases of rape or incest. We need our elected leaders to focus on protecting Michigan’s working families instead of turning back the clock on women’s health care.”



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