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House Passes Reproductive Rights Bills; GOP Promises Senate Filibuster

HeadlineJul 18, 2022

In news from Washington, the House has passed two new bills to protect abortion access, but both bills are expected to fail in the Senate. Congressmember Judy Chu of California sponsored the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would codify abortion rights protections into federal law.

Rep. Judy Chu: “Make no mistake: If Republicans had their way, this would be a country of forced birth. … That’s why we need to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, because every person, no matter what the circumstances, no matter how they become pregnant, deserves dignity, safety and care in seeking an abortion.”

The other House bill, the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act, protects the rights of people to cross state lines for medical care.

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