Press Release

Unconstitutional Abortion Bill Fails to Pass the Senate

Posted on January 29, 2018 Issues: Abortion Health Care & Reproductive Rights

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Republican leadership in the Senate failed in their attempt to pass a nationwide ban on abortion. The bill was an unconstitutional challenge to Roe v. Wade that picks an arbitrary cut-off point in pregnancy and then criminalizes abortion.

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, NWLC President & CEO:

“This Administration and its allies in Congress will stop at nothing to deny a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion. Anti-abortion lawmakers tried to advance this bill under the pretense of protecting families, but toying with women’s health is a dangerous game we cannot afford to play. Days after the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, it is more important than ever to defeat once and for all the attempts to push this unconstitutional and heartless bill that would ban abortion nationwide.”

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For immediate release: January 29, 2018
Contact:  Maria Patrick (mpatrick@nwlc.org) or Olympia Feil (ofeil@nwlc.org)

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