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Latino Victory Project: Trump HHS pick poses major risk to Latinos

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Cristóbal J. Alex

WASHINGTON, D.C.Yesterday, Donald Trump announced ultra-conservative Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as his pick for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Today, Cristóbal J. Alex president of Latino Victory Project criticized the appointment saying Rep. Price would pose a severe risk to Latinos across the country.

“Rep. Tom Price repeatedly voted to gut the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to take away access to birth control from women in need, and to defund Planned Parenthood – which provides preventative and primary care services for over 600,000 Latinos. Having Rep. Price as the Secretary of Health and Human Services would pose a severe risk to Latinos across the country who face greater obstacles to access quality affordable health care, preventive care like cancer screenings, and sexual and reproductive health services,” said Cristóbal J. Alex President of Latino Victory Project. “If the Trump administration thinks we’re going to sit back while they endanger our community’s access to healthcare, they’re wrong. Latinos will fight to protect Planned Parenthood and to ensure that the Affordable Care Act continues to provide affordable, quality healthcare for our community and for Americans in need across the country.”

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA):

    • “Bring me one woman who has been left behind. Bring me one. There’s not one. The fact of the matter is, this is a trampling of religious freedom and religious liberty in this country.”
  • Pre. Price voted to strip away federal funding for health coverage that include abortion services
  • Repeatedly votes to restrict abortion access to women and to submit them to required but unnecessary guilt-tripping literature
  • Voted against a bi-partisan bill to fund infant mortality pilot programs to avoid preventable infant death
  • Rep. Price co-sponsored the Right to Life Act, which “Declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being. Defines “human being” to encompass all stages of life, including but not limited to the moment of fertilization or cloning”


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