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AUDIO RELEASE: Breaux call for gender equality in reproductive health denied
Start Date: 2/25/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 2/25/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS---AN AMENDMENT TO STANDARDIZE REQUIRMENTS FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES WAS REJECTED MONDAY, LARGELY ALONG PARTY LINES. THE CHANGES TO SENATE BILL (SB) 371, PROPOSED BY ASSISTANT DEMOCRATIC LEADER JEAN D. BREAUX (D-INDIANAPOLIS), WOULD HAVE SET OUT PROTOCOL FOR PATIENTS SEEKING ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION MEDICATION, SIMILAR TO REQUIREMENTS MANDATED TO MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS FOR WOMEN SEEKING PILL-INDUCED ABORTION MEDICATION. THE BILL REQUIRES WOMEN SEEKING SUCH MEDICATION TO UNDERGO A TRANSVAGINAL ULTRASOUND, AMONG OTHER STIPULATIONS AND BREAUX’S AMENDMENT WOULD HAVE CREATED SIMILAR PROCEDURES FOR MEN. BREAUX EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT FOCUSING SOLELY ON THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH OF ONE GENDER was a misguided effort.

SEN.BREAUX: “The point of my amendment was to show if we are really concerned about women’s health, then let’s be concerned about the health of the male…”
http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/files/audio/Breaux.SB371Amendment.022513.MP3
(Length – 00:37)

Sen. Breaux represents Indiana Senate District 34 which includes the near eastside of Indianapolis including portions of Center, Washington, Lawrence and Warren Townships. Breaux also served this interim and this interim on the Select Joint Commission on Medicaid Oversight and the Health Finance Commission. For more information on Breaux’s legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit www.IN.gov/S34.

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 NOTE TO THE EDITOR: A photo of Sen. Breaux can be downloaded at:
http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/images/headshots/Breaux.jpg

Contact Information:
Name: Elise Shrock-Mannies
Phone: 317-232-9496
Email: emannies@iga.in.gov
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