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Faith Support for the Women's Health Protection Act

CFC led twenty-five faith-based organizations in sending a letter to the US Congress expressing strong support for the “Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013 (HR 3471 / S 1696).  A version of the letter was also submitted as official testimony for a hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on July 15, 2014.  The Women’s Health Protection Act is urgently needed. From 2011 through 2013, state legislatures enacted more laws restricting abortion access than in the entire preceding decade. This egregious  trend has resulted in large swaths of the country losing access to safe, timely abortion care. This critical bill would protect at the federal level the right of every individual to make their own decisions about whether and when to have children each led by their own conscience—without being stymied by their economic strata, employment status or zip code. It would invalidate state laws designed to restrict abortion access and make it more difficult to pass such laws in the future and it would ensure that medical providers are able to care for patients who seek comprehensive reproductive healthcare.


 

Read the letter sent to members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Read the letter sent to all members of Congress.