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Dems Reintroduce Act to Protect Reproductive Rights Amid Republican Assault on Abortion Access

HeadlineJun 09, 2021

Democratic lawmakers are reintroducing the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would prevent states from imposing restrictions on abortion. The move comes amid mounting Republican attacks on reproductive rights and in the wake of the Supreme Court decision to hear a challenge to a Mississippi law that could threaten Roe v. Wade. This is Massachusetts Congressmember Ayanna Pressley speaking in support of the bill Tuesday.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley: “In this moment where anti-choice legislatures have made it clear that they will stop at nothing to ban abortion care, it is simply no longer enough to say that you are pro-choice. We have to proactively legislate racial and reproductive justice and meaningfully advance policies that affirm that abortion care is healthcare and that healthcare is a fundamental human right.”

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