The Alabama Legislature is considering a dangerous anti-choice bill that would greatly hinder access to comprehensive reproductive health care in the state. We need you to speak out against this extremist proposal.
The bill, HB 377, would ban medication abortion outright. Since the Food and Drug Administration approved the drugs used in medication abortions in 2000, it has become an extremely safe and effective option for women seeking to terminate a pregnancy. In 2017, medication abortions accounted for 39 percent of all abortions in the United States with a success rate of 95 to 98 percent. Risk of major complications related to medication abortions is minimal — less than 1 percent.
Anti-choice politicians continue to look for any route to restrict access to reproductive health care in an effort to inflict their religious beliefs on all citizens, even outlawing medication that has been proven safe and effective. Medical decisions like choosing abortion are between patients and their doctors and should not brook interference from dogmatic politicians. This bill codifies into law beliefs not based on science or morality, but on religion and so-called holy books. The Christian Right has been and remains the primary opponent to women’s reproductive rights.
The Alabama House Judiciary Committee has a hearing on HB 377 tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. local time. Please use our simple, automated system to contact all members of this committee and urge them to vote no on this extremist measure. Feel free to use or adapt the talking points provided. Personalized messages are always the most impactful.