Dear Member of Congress,
We are in a post-Roe public health emergency that is deeply impacting people already facing systemic health, racial and economic discrimination. As one of over a million members of MomsRising, I am writing to ask that you support the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), a bill that is essential to social and economic equality, reproductive autonomy, and the right to determine our own lives.
Abortion restrictions are part of the intertwined systems of oppression that deny Black, Indigenous, Latina/x people, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those living in rural and other medically underserved areas access to their rights. These groups are the ones who are hurt most by abortion restrictions and who already face barriers to accessing health care and with the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe, millions without access to essential health care. WHPA is federal legislation that will re-establish a nationwide right to abortion.
12 states have banned abortion outright since Roe was overturned and another 8 are likely to follow their lead. WHPA will protect the right to access abortion care, nationwide, and safeguard access against bans and medically unnecessary restrictions.
Please support the Women’s Health Protection Act today!