Press Statement
As Senate Compromise on Trafficking Bill is Announced, Women’s Leader Vows to Continue Fight Against the Hyde Amendment

“While we are pleased that the Senate will, at last, vote to confirm Loretta Lynch to serve as attorney general, we condemn the attempt to use the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act as a vehicle to advance the radical anti-choice agenda. Even though the compromise announced today stopped anti-choice efforts to expand the Hyde Amendment’s reach, trafficking survivors will still face unconscionable restrictions to accessing the reproductive health services they need.

We commend Senators Harry Reid and Patty Murray and every senator who stood strong for women’s health — and we pledge to continue this fight. The Hyde Amendment is callous, punishing and discriminatory and it must be repealed. We will fight every attempt to advance it in any way. Every woman deserves access to the full range of reproductive health services, including abortion care.”

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