Action Statement Below
Next week, the U.S. Senate is expected to consider H.R. 3755, the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). This extreme bill—more aptly named the “Abortion on Demand Act”—aims to codify and expand Roe v. Wade, creating a sweeping right to provide or obtain an abortion without limitation or safeguards up until a child’s birth. In doing so, the bill prohibits measures to protect unborn children and their mothers.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed WHPA in a party-line vote on September 24, 2021. The vote was seemingly a Leftist reaction to perceived threats to Roe’s legacy. At the time, the House Democrat Majority was reeling over news about oral arguments that December for the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which the justices will determine the constitutionality of a Mississippi law protecting preborn life after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Fast forward to today as House and Senate appropriators negotiate the details of the annual federal spending bill. Republican leadership has set a clear red line for inclusion of traditional—once bipartisan—pro-life protections like the Hyde Amendment, a prohibition on taxpayer funding of abortion. In yet another desperate attempt to appease the abortion industry, Senate Democrat Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is pushing the radical WHPA to the top of the Senate’s schedule when it returns from recess on February 28, 2022. The move is tone deaf at best, as a recent Marist poll revealed that 71% of Americans support limits on abortion after the first trimester.
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) vehemently opposes this inhumane legislation. Please contact your Senators today and urge them to reject the WHPA. Congress must promote policy that truly protects women’s health and well-being while recognizing the sanctity of all human life. The deceptive WHPA does nothing less than advance a culture of death by abortion in America.
View CWALAC’s factsheet on the bill HERE.