Support Women’s Health Protection Act
Equal access to safe, legal abortion care is the right of all persons to determine their own lives. Abortion access is also essential to the social and economic equality and women’s reproductive autonomy – but once again it’s under attack. The decision released by the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ignores decades of legal precedent, medical experts, and public will effectively overturn Roe Vs. Wade and with it the reproductive freedoms of people in this country.
Every person experiencing pregnancy deserves to be protected, to receive accurate, unbiased medical information so they can make the best medical decisions for themselves, and to make decisions about whether to continue a pregnancy or to access abortion care. The decision in Dobbs and subsequent punitive abortion bans disproportionately affect women of color, LGBTQ persons, young women, immigrants, low-income people, and others who have difficulty accessing reproductive health services.
Abortion access is fundamental. It’s time we raise our voices and call on Congress to take immediate action and protect that right!
The Women’s Health Protection Act (S. 4132/H.R 8296) protects the right to access abortion, free from burdensome and often medically unnecessary restrictions, including mandatory ultrasounds, waiting periods, biased counseling, and irrelevant medical testing. The bill also protects providers offering abortion services to ensure abortions remain safe and accessible.
Every person faces their own unique circumstances and potential challenges. They must be able to make their own decisions based on their personal values, the advice of the medical professionals they trust, and what’s right for their family. Every person has the constitutional right to make decisions regarding their reproductive health and the Women’s Health Protection Act is a step towards protecting these fundamental freedoms.
We all deserve access to quality and affordable health care – including abortion care.