On September 29, as part of Reproductive Justice Week of Action, UltraViolet, MoveOn, NARAL, National Council of Jewish Women, MomsRising, and Catholics for Choice delivered 400,000 petition signatures to the U.S. Senate with an urgent message: Vote YES. Pass WHPA.
The petition was delivered after Senate Leadership committed to holding a vote on WHPA just hours after the bill passed the House. In a joint statement, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Lead Sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act, and Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said:
“Congress must assert its role to protect the constitutional right to abortion. We commend the House on the passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act and announce that the Senate will vote on this critical legislation in the very near future.”