NARAL Pro-Choice America Applauds House Democrats’ Reintroduction of Women’s Health Protection Act
For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 30, 2023
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Washington, DC — Today, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives—led by Reps. Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Veronica Escobar (D-TX)—reintroduced the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). This critical bill would restore the right to abortion throughout the United States by creating a right for health care providers to provide abortion care and a corresponding right for people to receive that care, free from medically unnecessary restrictions that single out abortion and block access. It would safeguard the federal right to abortion at a time when reproductive freedom faces a moment of crisis as 18 states enforce bans on abortion.
NARAL Pro-Choice America President Mini Timmaraju released the following statement in response:
“The contrast could not be more clear: as anti-choice Republicans race to enact new abortion bans and restrictions, House Democrats are once again refusing to back down from this fight. We are grateful to our reproductive freedom champions on the Hill, including Leader Jeffries and Rep. Chu, for their continued prioritization of this legislation and their tireless fight to restore and expand abortion access. We look forward to their continued collaboration to ensure reproductive freedom for all.”
For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for everybody. NARAL is powered by its 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.