Last night, documents confirmed that the conservative Supreme Court majority is drafting an opinion that, if released next month, would strike down Roe v. Wade. This would eliminate Americans’ constitutional right to abortion, and reject 50 years of legal precedent and the will of the vast majority of Americans.
With the US already more than double the maternal mortality rate of other high-income countries, this news is devastating to the effects on the health and safety of people across the country—particularly those in rural communities, individuals with lower income, women, and people of color.
The Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 3755) which passed in the House 218-211 is a critical federal safeguard against the erosion of abortion access by medically unnecessary restrictions and bans. The bill takes a critical step toward protecting access to essential reproductive healthcare and the constitutional rights of all people, no matter what state they live in.
In a 48-46 vote, on February 2nd the Senate rejected the Women’s Health Protection Act. Let’s tell Senator Schumer to use any means possible to get it passed including ending the filibuster.
Call or Write Senator Schumer
Hi, my name is [name] from [town, ZIP].
I’m calling to urge Senator Schumer to bring the Women’s Health Protection Act back for a vote and use any means possible to get it passed including ending the filibuster. With the Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, Congress must codify pregnant people’s right to bodily autonomy.
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