We cannot go backwards.
A woman’s right to choose is under attack around the country and Congress must act.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court refused to block an extreme and unprecedented anti-abortion law passed by the Texas legislature. This new law bans abortions after six weeks (before many women even know they’re pregnant), allows citizens in Texas to sue health care providers and family members for supporting a woman seeking abortion care, has no exemption for rape or incest, and subverts Roe v. Wade.
The decision to have an abortion is a deeply personal and private one that no other person, politician, or government should be able to interfere with. Without protected access to safe abortions, the health and well-being of millions of Americans, especially women of color and lower-income communities, are at risk.
Our country should be championing reproductive rights and freedom—not criminalizing health care providers and controlling women’s medical decisions. As a leader of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, I recognize that this threat to Roe v. Wade demands immediate action. That’s why the House of Representatives will bring the Women’s Health Protection Act to a vote when it next reconvenes. This legislation will prevent states from undermining abortion access with restrictive laws, like the one implemented in Texas this week.
Nearly 50 years of legal precedent and a majority of American voters stand behind Roe v. Wade, and we cannot go backwards.
As always, I am here to help you. If you need assistance at this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to leave a message at my Kirkland office at (425) 485-0085. For more updates on what I’m doing for WA-01, you can follow me on social media at the links above.
Stay safe and stay healthy,