On June 27, the Supreme Court ruling in
Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt reaffirmed a women’s constitutional right
to make her own reproductive health choices—including seeking access to legal
abortion. The 5-3 decision overturned the Texas law known as HB 2, which places
onerous restrictions on health clinics and led to the closing more than 40
women's health centers in Texas—putting an undue burden on women.
This ruling is a major step forward, but
bills like Texas HB2 have been proposed and enacted in several other states
across the country. In response, advocates and allies are fighting back!
Urge your legislators to oppose
reproductive health restrictions and support the Women's Health Protection Act!
The Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 448 | H.R. 217), would allow Congress to regulate
and standardize abortion laws—ensuring quality care, while protecting against
onerous and medically unnecessary requirements placed on patients, physicians,
and service providers.
Hadassah also continues to oppose congressional efforts to directly restrict
women’s access to reproductive health services—including the Pain-Capable Unborn Child
Protection Act (H.R. 36) and No
Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7), which passed the House last year—and
supports the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman)
2972). The Each Woman Act could ensure that all women—including those receiving
federally-funded health care and insurance—have full access to reproductive
health care, including abortion.
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