What's On Our Mind ...
With the Texas law that bans abortions as early as six weeks and the recent Supreme Court decision to allow the ban to remain in place, this year is shaping up to be “the worst legislative year ever” for abortion rights in the U.S. More than 90 abortion restrictions have already been enacted this year, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
The courts are not on our side when it comes to protecting our reproductive rights. Too often the courts have ruled in favor of the states’ increasing restrictions. Therefore we must ensure that Congress acts immediately so that abortion remains safe and legal.
JAC is privileged to have Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a life-long champion of reproductive rights, join us on Wed., Sept. 22nd at 4:30 pm CST for an in-depth virtual briefing on the latest about the fight to protect abortion in our country.
This is a unique chance to hear what Congress is doing for YOU in the fight for abortion rights. RSVP here. (For JAC members only. Click here to renew your membership or join.)
Since 2013 Sen. Blumenthal has been pushing to pass his bill, The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), which would make it a federal law that people have the right to access abortion care throughout the country. His landmark piece of legislation is intended to keep politicians out of personal health care decisions.
It would prevent states like Arkansas from forcing a woman who wants an abortion to receive an ultrasound with the image displayed and a simultaneous verbal description of the fetus from the provider, or Indiana from requiring a woman to bury or cremate the fetal remains.
Even though the Supreme Court ruled in 1973 that women have the legal right to have an abortion, states have been putting up blocks ever since to make it difficult — if not impossible — for women to access abortion care.
We need Sen. Blumenthal and other JAC candidates in Congress to counter these and other horrific states laws and push back against partisan and ideological court rulings. Donate to JAC today. With more court rulings just over the horizon, now is the time to stand with JAC as we work to ensure we elect members of Congress who will fight for our issues.