This week, the Senate is expected to vote on a 20 week abortion ban, the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act." While the sponsors claim that the goal of the bill is to avoid pain for unborn children, NWL organizers know the actions of our Congress show they care little about human suffering.
As Jenny Brown, NWL Project Director said, "In our group we think that it's good to look at the history of how we won abortion rights in the US. And it really was a struggle that was very connected to women's freedom, the women's liberation movement. It was just part of all of the things we need to be able to exist in the society as first-class citizens and full human beings.So, we think that we've gotten away from that and we are now sort of fighting brush fires defensively...
We also think that we should have a national health system like they do in so many other countries and that abortion should be covered. In fact, under Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All Plan, abortion would be covered. And that's how it should be."