For immediate release: Monday, August 1, 2022
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NARAL Pro-Choice America meets Sens legislation. Collins, Murkowski, Sinema and Kaine on abortion
washington d.c. — Today, the senses. Susan Collins (R-ME), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced a new bill that would not solve the crisis that human rights abortion and access in our country in the face thanks to extremist politicians.
President of NARAL Pro-Choice America Mini Timmaraju released the following statement in response:
“This bill is just one more political stunt that would not solve the abortion rights and access crisis that has already put care out of reach for millions of people. Unless these senators are prepared to end the filibuster to pass this measure, there is no reason to take it seriously.
There is a bill that would help protect our basic rights: the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). The WHPA is key legislation that would protect the right to abortion across the United States, creating a right for providers to provide abortion care and a corresponding right for people to receive that care, without prohibitions or restrictions. medically unnecessary that distinguishes abortion. .
Senate Republicans have been very clear about their position on abortion. Before the end of the Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, 47 GOP senators have signed amicus briefs calling on the court to end the landmark abortion rights ruling. Neither Sense. Collins nor Murkowski voted in favor of passing the WHPA.
Today’s announcement comes a day after the anti-choice supermajority on the Supreme Court reversal deer in its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This cruel decision opened the door for hardline state lawmakers to impose extreme bans on abortion. Roughly half of the states in the country are likely to ban abortion, and so far, 14 states have bans in place and many more are rushing to do the same. Those most affected by these bans and restrictions are those who already face barriers to accessing abortion care, including women; Black, Indigenous and other people of color; those who work to make ends meet; the LGBTQ+ community; immigrants; young people; those who live in rural communities; and people with disabilities.
For more than 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-natal care. partum and paid family leave – for all body. NARAL is powered by its 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 out of 10 Americans who support legal abortion.