(Washington D.C.) – Following John Ratcliffe's GOP primary victory in Texas' 4th congressional district GOP primary, Independent Women’s Voice President and CEO Heather R. Higgins released the following statement:

“On behalf of Independent Women's Voice, I want to congratulate John Ratcliffe on his victory over incumbent Rep. Ralph Hall in Texas' 4th congressional district GOP primary.

"Importantly, as Mr. Ratcliffe is a signer of the ObamaCare Repeal Pledge and Rep. Hall is not, Ratcliffe can be trusted to vote to repeal and defund ObamaCare. He understands that one of the chief manifestations of the real 'War on Women' is government-controlled health care in the form of ObamaCare. Signing the pledge shows that, when it comes to health care, Ratcliffe gets it — he acknowledges that ObamaCare is a government infringement on our constitutional liberties and he knows that it will lead to bigger government, less freedom, and fewer choices."

The Repeal Pledge advocates not just repeal, but defunding, deauthorizing, and dismantling the misleadingly-titled Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, enacted in early 2010.  The Repeal Pledge was designed as a litmus test to help the American public understand which candidates and office holders are serious about repeal, versus those who claim to be but won't actually take action.

Signers of the Repeal Pledge believe that this law cannot be "fixed" and that stopping its implementation and ultimately repealing it are necessary first steps to ensure that citizens and their doctors, not government bureaucrats, have choice and control over their health care, and that medical care in our country becomes more affordable and available.

For more information on The Repeal Pledge, including a complete list of signers, please visit TheRepealPledge.com

For interviews with Heather Higgins or other spokeswomen of Independent Women's Voice, please contact Victoria Coley at [email protected].

Independent Women's Voice is the creator of:

ObamaCare Repeal Pledge
No Washington Exemption
Real Life of Julia's Policy
Health Reform Questions
ObamaCare Timeout Petition

Independent Women’s Voice is a 501 (c) (4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization for mainstream women, men and families.  IWV is an affiliate organization of the Independent Women’s Forum.