The NWHN’s Statement on the 2023 State of the Union Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
This statement can be attributed to Denise-Hyater Lindenmuth (MA, MBA), Executive Director of the National Women's Health Network. Contact Director of Communications Adele Costa at [email protected] or by phone at 631 – 538 – 6348 for comments and questions.

The National Women’s Health Network applauds the multi-faceted health priorities outlined in President Biden’s State of the Union Address last night. President Biden said that the State of the Union is strong. He said we have to finish the job, do something, and that he has our backs as we build on this nation of possibilities.

We at the Network believe the nation can be made even stronger by promoting quality, comprehensive, and equitable health care that empowers and supports us in our lives. And we also agree that we have to finish the job, and keep doing the important work that will lead to a healthier nation. Since 1975 the Network has worked tirelessly on many of the health improvement priorities the President outlined last night, and will continue to do so.

We persuaded the U.S. government to launch and fund the largest-ever study on the health of aging women, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) in 1991. We have granted thousands of dollars to maternal health organizations doing the work on the ground. We have been a tireless watchdog and advocate for advancing research around estrogen-dependent cancers. And we have spent the last 47 years advocating for abortion access – which is why we were galvanized to hear that President Biden would veto any attempts at a national abortion ban.

If you want to help us improve health by strategically shaping policy and providing accurate unbiased information to the public, join our network today.

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The National Women’s Health Network is supported by our members. We fight for a world where we all have access to high-quality, affordable health care by shaping policy at the federal level, funding and training grassroots health organizations, and providing accurate, reliable health information to the public.