Later this spring we'll get a ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court case Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization, the most consequential abortion rights case in decades, and one that could upend abortion access across the country.
It's likely that the Supreme Court, which has allowed Texas' unconstitutional abortion ban to stand for almost 6 months, is going to further erode abortion access, if not outright overturn Roe v Wade.
The right to abortion is meaningless if we can't access it. If the highest court will not protect this critical right, we need Congress to step in and say all people have the right and ability to access abortion no matter where they live.
In a recent historic vote, the U.S. House passed the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), a federal law that bans states from passing medically unnecessary abortion restrictions. The U.S. Senate will take up this bill on Monday, February 28. Now is the time to call our Senators and demand reproductive freedom for all, starting with passing this critical legislation.
You can find the Washington, DC contact information for your two U.S. Senators here.
Like you, we are committed to ensuring everyone can access the reproductive healthcare they need, including abortion, when they need it and in the communities where they live. Passing WHPA is a step towards that reality.