“You can tell whose side Lois is on, because she took the time to listen to us,” said Hilda A. of West Palm Beach
WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Today, Lois Frankel sat down with Palm Beach area women to discuss her approach to protecting women’s health care, and especially emphasized the importance of accessible contraception. At the roundtable discussion, local women raised their concerns about the impact of partisan agendas on their health care.
The lively discussion, which lasted an hour, was attended by 21 local women who discussed their concerns about the future of health care and their concerns that some politicians would strip health care from women and their families.
“It’s complete cynicism. The same people who want to restrict abortion take funds away from the women who need education and affordable contraception to prevent pregnancy,” said Shirley Herman.
“Getting Medicare was the happiest day of my life. I worked my whole life, but when I had breast cancer I had to take time away from work. But as soon as I could, I had to go right back to work, just to get insurance. Before you need Medicare, you don’t know how much people on it need it,” said Ellen Levy.
“I got laid off in 2008. For two and a half years, my son and I were living on about $1,200 a month. I couldn’t afford health care — that’s a reality many women have to live with,” said Hilda A.
“Lois knows when we need to compromise to get something done, but she’ll never forget the principles she believes in,” she added.
“I think it is important to let our grown children and other young people know how important it is to vote for candidates who will fight to keep the advances that women have achieved during the past few generations,” said Margie Yansura. “We can’t take these things for granted if we want to preserve them and continue to move forward for future generations.”
“Politics should never be allowed to stand in between women and affordable, accessible contraception,” said Lois Frankel. “Politicians should never decide what kind of health care women have access to.”