November 1, 2017 / Press Releases

NARAL Statement on House Hearing to Ban Abortions Before Women Even Know They’re Pregnant


November 1, 2017

After a House of Representatives Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on a new, unconstitutional bill that outlaws abortion before a woman knows she is pregnant, NARAL President Ilyse Hogue issued the following statement:

“The anti-choice GOP laid its cards clearly on the table by pushing this abortion ban before the ink is dry on their last abortion ban. They should just state their true goal, which is to outlaw abortion completely, but they won’t do that because they know Americans disagree with their extreme position.

“Republicans’ latest ban would prevent women from accessing abortion at six weeks of pregnancy—before many of us even know we are pregnant. The bill is blatantly unconstitutional, and has never before been introduced in Congress. This assault on women’s freedom and dignity must be stopped in its tracks, which is exactly what NARAL and our more than one million members intend to do.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”


Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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