Members of Congress Announce Plans to Introduce WHPA 2021!

WHPA co-leads announced May 19 that they will be reintroducing the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) in coming weeks. The announcement came two days after the Supreme Court said it will hear a Mississippi case that presents a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Veronica Escobar (D-TX) released the following statement:

“This week’s news out of the Supreme Court was an urgent call to action: reproductive rights are under direct, imminent attack. Our bill, the Women’s Health Protection Act, would protect against unconstitutional laws like Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban – laws that attack people’s freedom to make decisions about their own bodies and which directly contradict decades of Supreme Court precedent,” said the Members. “Our legislation reaffirms what the Supreme Court established fifty years ago: access to abortion is a fundamental right. We look forward to formally reintroducing our legislation with the support of our colleagues in the coming weeks.”

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WHPA press conference, May 2019 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. By Mike Morgan.