Alabama just passed the most extreme abortion ban since
Roe v. Wade.
Twenty-five white male legislators just voted to take away women's health and rights. This bill would jail doctors for life just for doing their jobs. There is no exception for rape or incest.
It's not just Alabama.
We have now seen fifteen state bans on abortion pass in the first five months of 2019. Last week, Georgia enacted a ban on abortion before many people know they are pregnant. Ohio, Kentucky, and Mississippi have also passed six-week bans this year. Missouri is sending an abortion ban bill to the governor to sign as well.
These states understand that these bills will face legal challenges, which is also their intention. The goal is to push these cases up the Supreme Court where
Roe could be overturned.
Currently we have a pro-choice House, which is a stopgap to extreme, anti-choice legislation the GOP will try to push through. This is our only means, at this time, to try and slow down the
erosion of women's reproductive freedom.
Now is the time to take action. There are several bills in Congress addressing women's reproductive freedom. (See below.) Call Congress at 202-224-3121 and make sure your Senators and Representative support these important bills.
- Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights Act (HR 1055 and S 368) Reverses and permanently prohibits the global gag rule. The HER Act would also prevent future anti-abortion administrations from easily re-imposing the global gag rule through executive order.
- EACH Woman Act (HR 1692 and S 758) Requires the federal government to cover abortion care in public health insurance programs.
You can do more.
Donate to JAC-supported candidates
who are solidly pro-choice. Their voice and vote is needed in Congress.
We must ensure that these members are re-elected.
Here is what some of our canddiates are saying about choice. For a complete selection, visit our
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI)
"I believe that women should make their own personal decisions about their reproductive health, and that politicians should not tell women what to do with their bodies."
Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ)
"A woman's health decisions should be between her and her doctor. The federal government should have no say on when, how, or with whom women decide to start or grow a family."
Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA)
"Equality means that every woman has the autonomy to make their own healthcare choices and has access to quality reproductive healthcare."
A country without safe and legal abortion
is happening before our eyes. We each must do something before it is too late.
Elections matter. JAC needs your support.
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