Senator Schumer requires Senate to go Women’s Health Protection Act
On Feb. 24, Senator Chuck Schumer urged his fellow senators to vote for the Women’s Health Protection Act exterior the US Federal Courthouse.
“We are right here at present as a united entrance on the difficulty of girls’s rights, their safety and their well being,” stated Schumer. “We are within the midst of a downright harmful domino impact assault on ladies’s reproductive rights. We are right here as a result of we are able to and we should assert the Federal Government’s function to guard the constitutional proper to abortion. I’m saying that the Senate will vote on the crucial WHPA.”
The Women’s Health Protection Act will make sure the safety of an individual’s skill to find out whether or not to proceed or finish a being pregnant and the safety of a well being care supplier’s skill to offer abortion companies. This invoice handed the House of Representatives on Sep. 24, 2021. Now, Senator Schumer leads the best way to safe the passage of the invoice within the Senate on Monday, Feb. 28.
“We have scheduled to vote on the WHPA this upcoming Monday,” stated Schumer. “We are right here to throw chilly water on the flames of anti-women bigotry and affirm 5 sacred phrases: Abortion is a elementary proper.”
Joining the Senator at present have been different leaders within the Pro-Women’s Health Care Movement. Among the leaders was Alexis McGill Johnson, President of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Meera Shah, Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood, Mini Timmaraju President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, Elizabeth Estrada New York Advocacy Manager for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, Nancy Northup CEO of Center for Reproductive Rights, Paula Ávila-Guillé Executive Director of Women’s Equality Center and Human Rights Attorney and Breya Johnson Deputy Director and Manager of Girls for Gender Equity.
Additionally, 4 New York City Council members spoke together with Councilmember and Chair of Women and Gender Equity Committee Tiffany Cabán, Assemblymember Deborah Glick and representatives from organizations such because the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and the Jahajee Sisters.
“This is historic laws,” stated Councilmember Adams. “As New Yorkers, as advocates and as ladies, we’re calling on all Senators, Democrats and Republicans, to assist entry to protected reproductive well being care. Let’s go this invoice and get it to the president’s desk for his signature.”
The Supreme Court resolution in Roe v. Wade in 1973 set the priority for the safety of a pregnant girl’s liberty to decide on to have an abortion with out extreme authorities restriction. However, many states have proposed new laws that restricts sure reproductive rights.
“More than 230 payments have been launched in 39 states to dam entry to abortion,” stated Johnson. “Today is 176 days since Texas might entry abortion after roughly six weeks earlier than many individuals even know that they’re pregnant. Abortion bans are quickly advancing throughout the nation threatening entry to this crucial care and plainly violating the U.S. Constitution.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 4 into legislation in Sep. 2021. This invoice bans any particular person from offering an abortion-inducing drug to a pregnant girl. Additional Pro-Life measures have been taken by many states throughout the nation.
Nationally, the Supreme Court seems poised to both overturn or considerably weaken the abortion ruling of Roe v. Wade.
“If Roe falls, as you’ve heard, over half the states of the United States are more likely to ban abortion,” stated Northup. “In the last decade that I’ve been advocating for this, I’ve by no means been as involved as I’m at present about the way forward for Roe.”
“We should go the WHPA. It is a crucial step in the direction of making a world the place everyone, whoever they’re and wherever they reside, to be free to make the very best choices for themselves, their households and their lives,” stated Timmaraju.
Each pro-choice activist stood with Senator Schumer and emphasised the function of constituents to teach their fellow neighbors and Senators on reproductive rights.
“To my Latina sisters in Texas, in Florida and in different elements of the nation, I inform you that you’re not alone. This is the second to battle for the rights of girls, to deliver it to Washington and demand the fast passage of WHPA,” stated Executive Director Ávila-Guillé of Women’s Equality Center in Spanish. “Abortions shouldn’t be a privilege for individuals who have means and for individuals who are fortunate to reside in state. Abortion is a proper for all.”