Statement regarding Alabama’s Proposed SB289 Bill

Below is our statement in regards to Alabama’s proposed SB289, which would repeal the 48 hour mandatory hospital stay for new mothers after birth and informing women of dense breast tissue on mammograms.

ARRA is in support of laws designed to improve healthcare for women, especially those that protect women through preventative measures. Though we do not represent ourselves as medical professionals, any attempt by the AL legislature that directly jeopardizes womens reproductive healthcare is a matter that needs to be swiftly addressed. We find it particularly troubling that Senator Stutts would like to repeal a law that was put in place specifically after one of his own patients tragically passed away.

Text of SB289 can be found here.  Check out the coverage of this bill at Left in Alabama and here & here.

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