This week, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on abortion later in pregnancy and S.160, a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation nationwide. Witnesses for the bill mischaracterized and distorted abortion care later in pregnancy. Testifying against the bill were a patient who shared her experience of having to leave the state of Texas to get abortion care later in pregnancy and a state lawmaker from Georgia who spoke about how conditions in Georgia have deteriorated since the passage of their 20 week ban, noting that Georgia is now on the verge of passing a ban on abortion at 6 weeks. Bans on abortion disregard providers’ training and clinical judgment and undermine their ability to determine the best course of treatment with their patients.
Please call your Senators and let them know that you oppose bans on abortion.
I am a physician from ____. I am calling to ask the Senator to oppose legislation that would ban abortion. As a physician, I know that abortion is health care that is safe and needed and that patients deserve compassion and high-quality care, not judgment and shame. Many states that have tried to ban abortion later in pregnancy are now acting to ban abortion as early as 6 weeks in pregnancy. Both types of bans are harmful and cruel. I urge the Senator to oppose S.160 and other bans on abortion.