Today, as abortion has effectively become illegal in the state of Texas, we are asking you to immediately contact your U.S. representative and your U.S. senators to urge their support of the Women’s Health Protection Act. This act would protect the right to abortion throughout the United States, rending unenforceable medically unnecessary and burdensome restrictions against abortion passed by state legislatures.
The Texas ban is the most radical anti-abortion law in the nation, a law crafted by religious extremists, making 90 percent of Texas abortions illegal. It also inaugurates “bounty hunting,” incentivizing private citizens to earn $10,000 for successfully suing abortion providers.
The U.S. Supreme Court shockingly refused yesterday to block the law. While court reform is clearly crucial to protecting constitutional rights, the immediate remedy is for Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act.
Please call or email Congress and ask your representatives to sponsor and work for passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act that will curb many of the abuses in the Texas law. The lives of millions of women depend on our secular action.
Read FFRF’s full statement on the Texas abortion ban here.
As your constituent, I urge you to sponsor and work for passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 3755 / S. 1975). The shocking enactment of an unconstitutional abortion ban in Texas, with the Supreme Court refusing to intervene, is a wake-up call that immediate action is required to protect abortion rights. Abortion rights are already endangered in many states, and the Texas law will inspire even more bans.
The Women’s Health Protection Act would guarantee a statutory right to safe, legal reproductive care, and would void medically unnecessary and burdensome measures like the Texas ban. I ask you to co-sponsor WHPA, if you are not already, and to speak up for its immediate passage. Millions of women and their rights and safety depend on your action.