A woman’s right to make her own decisions about her body, pregnancy, and parenthood are under attack, Diane.
I stand with women across this country who have been repeatedly victimized by the Trump administration, the Supreme Court nominations, and now their very own state legislatures.
In the past several months, five states have passed barbaric legislation that effectively eliminates a woman’s right to access a safe, legal abortion.
Earlier this week, the Alabama Senate approved the nation’s strictest measure which bans abortion at every stage of pregnancy, even in horrific instances of rape and incest. Last night, Governor Kay Ivey signed this unconstitutional bill into law.
This morning, it was Missouri and Louisiana.
If Republicans have their way, survivors of sexual assault would be forced to bear the children of their attacker. Doctors who perform abortions could face up to 99 years in prison – a harsher punishment than those convicted of second-degree rape. It’s not only cruel, but it’s also unconscionable, Diane.
These bills are direct attacks to Roe v Wade and established law; I’ll fight against them at every opportunity. We need to stand strong in the face of this extremism and push back by electing more progressive, pro-choice leaders to public office. You can guarantee that I’ll continue my work to support our progressive freshman House Members and carve out more seats in 2020.
I have always said that women and their doctors are the only ones who should be making their health care decisions. I have always fought to expand access to reproductive healthcare and I’ve always stood with Planned Parenthood against baseless and deceptive attacks. I’m proud of my 100% rating from NARAL and will continue to be a vocal pro-choice leader in Congress.
Stay strong, Peter DeFazio