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House Democrats Warn Trump: 'Women of America Are Watching'

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By    |   Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 12:32 PM

A majority of House Democrats have fired off a letter to Donald Trump, warning the president-elect to steer clear of signing legislation that would harm women's healthcare.

"The women of America are watching, Mr. President-elect. As are the men who care about them. The true test of whether your policy agenda will harm or help women begins tomorrow," reads the letter, obtained by The Washington Post.

The letter, signed by 171 members, says: "We urge you to give more thought to how defunding Planned Parenthood and repealing the ACA [Affordable Care Act] would harm women in every district in every state.

"Taking these steps would leave all women worse off. As President, you will have the power to prevent this looming disaster. You, more than anyone else, will have to answer to those whose benefits, coverage, and access to care is abruptly ripped away."

Among the signers of the letter — sent on the eve of Trump's inauguration as the nation's 45th president — are Reps. Diana DeGette of Colorado, Louise Slaughter of New York, Jan Schakowsky of Illinois and Katherine Clark of Massachusetts.

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