‘Reproductive Health Equity Act’ passes House Healthcare Committee

Salem, Ore. — An Oregon House bill designed to maintain, and even grow access to reproductive healthcare has passed in a subcommittee.

The Reproductive Health Equity Act, or House Bill 3391, will now enter the legislative process, after being passed by the Healthcare Committee on Friday morning. HB 3391 is based on services provided by the Affordable Care Act, including abortion, and no co-payments for birth control.

HB 3391 now moves on to the Joint Ways & Means Committee.

Natalie Weber produces and anchors the weekend broadcasts of NBC5 News at 6 and 11. She reports during the week for NBC5 News at 5 and 6. Natalie is also the spokesperson for S.O. Close to Homeless, a community discussion on homelessness in our region, started by Access and NBC5 News.

Natalie began her career in journalism as an intern with NBC5 News during her senior year at South Medford High School. Following graduation, she was promoted to Producer for the morning news broadcast for NBC’s sister station, FOX26, then to Producer for NBC5 News at Sunrise.

Natalie took a break from news to work for the Medford Police Department as a Records Specialist. However, she missed the fast-paced environment of the newsroom. Natalie moved back to her hometown of Eureka, California to start her on-air career with North Coast News KAEF ABC23 before returning once again to NBC5 News.

Natalie attended Southern Oregon University. She enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as running, reading and exploring Southern Oregon.

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