As one of over a million members of MomsRising, I am writing to ask that you co-sponsor and pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) to ensure our right to reproductive healthcare. WHPA is essential to social and economic equality, reproductive autonomy, and the right to determine our own lives. It is the only bill that promises to protect the right to access abortion care throughout the nation. Anyone who needs an abortion in the United States deserves quality, affordable medical care, and a relationship with their health care provider that is free from government intrusion.
Abortion is a necessity, it is essential to each of our lives – Last year, we all witnessed the most extreme abortion-ban bill Texas has ever seen go into effect and is now law. The Court failed us, again, by not striking down SB8 when presented the opportunity. And we held our breath in fear that Roe v. Wade would fall in the state of Mississippi during the Dobbs v. Jackson MS oral arguments. It has become clear that the influence of bills like the one we saw in Texas is spreading far and wide.
People hurt most by abortion restrictions are those who already face barriers to accessing health care —particularly Black, Brown, Latino, Indigenous, and other people of color. At this very moment, there is no federal bill that protects abortion and access to it and if Roe were to fall today, millions of women and people would lose access to the abortion and reproductive care they need. WHPA safeguards these rights. Please support us by supporting WHPA.