FOCUS 54: A Republican Conference on Women

On September 15-16, RMC hosted FOCUS 54 in Washington, D.C. We were joined by dozens of organizations and state legislators as well as RMC members  all over the country, coming together to advance smarter preventive reproductive health policy that will promote healthier families & save families and taxpayers millions. We also addressed the need for more female leaders within the Republican Party.
This event was a great success, and we are excited to keep the dialogues we had at the conference going. Sign up (to the right) with your email to get updates on FOCUS 54 progress!

US_Supreme_Court A Blow to Personal Freedom

The high court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp v. Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services explicitly allows for-profit companies to deny contraceptive coverage to employees based on their personal beliefs. 

As Republicans, we have been concerned about the affordability of the so-called Affordable Care Act from the start, especially the increased costs the law will place on small businesses. But there can be no doubt that allowing any employer to dictate their employee’s personal medical decisions is a violation of individual liberty.

Read more about the Supreme Court rulings and its effects on our blog!



Mainstream Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski (AK), Susan Collins, (ME), and Mark Kirk (IL) voted to continue discussion on legislation that would ensure women still have access to insurance coverage for preventive healthcare, should they want it.
These mainstream Republicans understand that contraception is a fundamental part of reproductive health care and one that empowers women to take responsibility for themselves and their families. While both sides continue to use women's health as a political tool, these Real Republicans truly put prevention over politics.