WOMEN’S HEALTH PROTECTION ACT (S.217 / H.R.448)
Did you know that dozens of states have passed TRAP laws (Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers) aimed at shutting down clinics where abortion care is provided? Over 60 clinics have closed their doors in 2014 alone as a result.
We must stop this. The Women’s Health Protection Act (S.217 / H.R.448) would prohibit states from singling out abortion providers for abusive, medically unnecessary requirements.
Under the Women’s Health Protection Act, states would simply have to regulate abortion providers the same way they regulate other clinics and doctors who provide comparable services. No more discriminatory rules like special ambulatory surgical standards, hospital admitting privileges, propagandizing patients with lies about the procedure, or unnecessary waiting periods. This change would keep more local clinics open and offering services to the women that need them.
The fact is: One in three women will have an abortion by the age of 45, making this procedure a common and necessary aspect of our reproductive health care. The Women’s Health Protection Act tells right-wing state legislators to stop politicizing women’s health. Make sure your senators and representative are co-sponsors.
Remember, we need your voice, even if your representatives don’t stand up and do the right thing.