No matter where you live call your Member of Congress and ask them to vote no on the 20 week abortion ban. If you live in Rhode Island’s 2nd district, Congressman Langevin can be reach at (202) 225-2735.
The following was sent out by NARAL today!
The House is set to vote on an extreme 20-week abortion ban next week. Take action >>
We aren’t blindsided by this, Woman Project community. Hearing that the House plans to vote on a federal abortion ban without a single committee’s review is, unfortunately, exactly what we’d expect from anti-choice Republicans in Congress.
The bill, dubbed the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” would make it a crime to perform or attempt an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with no exceptions for a woman’s health and the possibility of up to five years in prison. Let me be clear: A doctor could get FIVE YEARS in prison for providing healthcare to women who have made a very personal and private decision about their bodies.
This isn’t the first time the House has voted on an unconstitutional abortion ban after 20 weeks—they’ve actually voted on this bill four times since 2012. Most recently was back in 2015, when the House passed a 20-week ban before it failed in the Senate.
However, the threat is greater than ever now with the full force of an anti-choice Republican-controlled Congress. Trump and Pence are doing everything they can to make good on their campaign promise to ban abortion and it’s up to us to stop them.
Since January, the GOP has worked to wreck people’s lives by repeatedly trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now to appeal to their radical, misogynistic base, they’re chipping away at our reproductive rights one bill at a time. The anti-choice GOP’s political ploy to please their extremist base will only hurt women in the end.
This bill becoming law will leave many women with no safe and legal option after 20 weeks of pregnancy—anywhere. That’s deeply disturbing.
Join us in putting the right-wing extremist GOP on notice: If you come after our bodily autonomy, we won’t stand down. Add your name if you’re ready to fight back.
Thanks for all you do for reproductive freedom.
Senior Vice President, NARAL Pro-Choice America