Press Statement
Women’s Health Leader Says Country is Better Off Because Senate Defeated Callous Abortion Ban

“We commend every senator who stood up to the extremists trying to pass a national 20-week abortion ban this morning – the latest attack in an onslaught of legislation designed to put abortion care out of reach for women. The country is better off because the Senate defeated this callous, irresponsible bill.

This bill is an unconstitutional ban on most abortions after 20 weeks with only inadequate and dangerous exceptions. It would have had a chilling effect on access to abortion care, potentially imprisoning doctors for up to five years for delivering safe abortion care to women who need it. It’s another shameful example of politicians trying to insert themselves into personal medical decisions between women and the health care providers they trust.

Today, extremists pushed an unconstitutional national 20-week abortion ban, and tomorrow they threaten to continue holding the federal budget hostage to their dangerous agenda. It’s past time politicians exit the exam room. Women in this country need and deserve access to comprehensive reproductive health services, including abortion care.” 

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