Summary: To protect a woman’s ability to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide reproductive health care services, including abortion services. Cosponsors (Partisan)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 7/10/19.
STATUS: Introduced 5/23/19 by Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) is a federal bill that would protect the right to abortion by creating a safeguard against restrictions that apply to no similar medical care. These harmful restrictions are threatening to eliminate abortion access in large swaths of the country, and prevent people from making personal decisions about their health, their lives, and their futures. (Source: Act for Women)
- We applaud today’s reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act in the House and Senate. When women’s constitutionally protected rights to access abortion care are so severely restricted that obtaining care is virtually impossible, it is imperative that Congress step in to affirmatively support and protect reproductive rights. This bill would help ensure that health care providers can provide abortion services and that patients can access such services—without the obstruction caused by recent extreme abortion bans that intend to eviscerate women’s ability to make their own health decisions. (Source: Center for American Progress)