Huge News for WHPA: Over 200 House Cosponsors!

 

 

Thanks to your hard work, the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2019 has a record 203 cosponsors in the House of Representatives. This is a huge milestone for WHPA and the Act for Women campaign!

Keep the momentum going by urging your representatives in Congress to cosponsor WHPA. Use this form to send a message today.

New Op-Ed: Congress is Pushing Back

“We deserve to be heard; we deserve to be understood; and we will have our rights protected.”Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (D-PA) in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star.

This week, Congresswoman Madeleine Dean penned a deeply personal Op-Ed, highlighting the critical role access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare plays in protecting the health and safety of women and their families.

In this piece, the Congresswoman heralds WHPA as the federal policy solution needed to protect a person’s decision whether and when to become a parent. She also writes, “above all, we have to insist that this debate is not abstract. It is about real women making incredibly difficult choices in painful circumstances.”

Read the Op-Ed here.

Oregon Leaders: Protect Reproductive Health Care with WHPA

Everyone should be able to make their own decision about their health care, including the choice to terminate their pregnancy. And here in Oregon, the three of us are committed to it staying that way,” wrote Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Governor Kate Brown, and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum in a recent Op-Ed.

“At the federal level, Congresswoman Bonamici is tackling this issue with the Women’s Health Protection Act, which reaffirms a woman’s right to abortion free from burdensome restrictions, and the EACH Woman Act, which would make sure abortion care and other reproductive health services are covered for every person – no matter where they live, what their income is or whether they are insured.”

Read more in The Oregonian.

“Let’s pass the Women’s Health Protection Act now”

In a recently published op-ed, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) urged her colleagues in Congress to join her in supporting and passing the Women’s Health Protection Act.

“Women’s health care is under assault like we’ve never seen before. States around the country are racing to enact bans on abortion, which will do nothing more than put women’s lives at risk,” wrote Congresswoman Davis.

“The supporters of these bills are clear in their objective: to repeal Roe v. Wade. It’s time to settle this issue once and for all. Congress must pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) to codify the Roe v. Wade decision into law.”

Read more in the Mission Times Courier.

Sign Petition for WHPA Today

Over 40,000 people have already signed this petition urging Congress to support and pass the Women’s Health Protection Act. Make your voice heard by signing and sharing today!

And remember, you can always support WHPA by asking your network to contact their representatives here.

TODAY: Young Leaders on Capitol Hill for WHPA!

Over 100 young advocates are on Capitol Hill today to urge Members of Congress to support the Women’s Health Protection Act.

“Congress has a responsibility to act”

During a press conference in Seattle, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-D) called on Congress to join her in supporting the Women’s Health Protection Act.

“The House and Senate must pass the Women’s Health Protection Act without delay so we can protect women from these terribly invasive state laws, including Alabama’s most recent assault on women’s health. We will not let a small band of extremist lawmakers determine our future, determine our health, determine how we will carry out our lives,” said Congresswoman DelBene.

Watch a clip here.