Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Judy Chu reintroduced the Women’s Health Protection Act in the 114th Congress on January 21, 2015. First introduced in the 113th Congress, the bill (S. 217/ H.R. 448) had 32 original cosponsors in the Senate and 72 in the House—a substantial success. These Congress members recognize that the Women’s Health Protection Act is a key proactive measure to fight back against a wave of restrictions at the state and federal levels.
Senator Tammy Baldwin, a lead cosponsor of the bill, and Congresswomen Chu and Lois Frankel issued press releases upon the reintroduction of the bill. More than a dozen members of Congress tweeted with the #ActforWomen hashtag to mark the reintroduction. State and federal nonprofits also took to social media and the press to highlight the importance of the Women’s Health Protection Act. Fifty-six organizations signed on to endorse the bill.