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  • RIGHT TO LIFE
Winning Issue » ABORTION SERVICES


The 2022 Supreme Court Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized women's constitutional right to abortion - a decision that will dramatically change life for millions of American women and exacerbate growing tensions in a deeply polarized country. This ruling restored the ability of states to ban abortion. Twenty-six states are either certain or considered likely to now ban abortion. Thirteen states have already enacted so-called trigger laws that ban abortion with Roe overturned. Since Dobbs, many states have enacted total abortion bans with no exceptions for rape, incest, the term of pregnancy, or the health of the mother.

Pro-life advocates want abortions outlawed because Row vs. Wade did not take into account the welfare of the unborn. They claim life begins at conception and aborting a fetus is comparable to murdering a person. Pro-choice advocates claim life does not begin until very late in gestation, or even until birth. They do not believe abortion takes the life of a person. They say only a woman knows if she is a ready to become a parent and that abortion helps ensure the birth of children who are wanted. Pro-life and pro-choice advocates also disagree as to whether a woman's right to make this decision is protected by our Constitution.

The main reasons women give for having an abortion include their inability to afford a child, interference with school or work, health problems, family planning issues, and pregnancies which were the result of rape or incest. Advocates say that for women to regain control over their lives and bodies, we need to codify a woman’s right to choose into federal law.

Proposed Legislation Reintroduction of H.R.3755 - Women's Health Protection Act of 2021
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Judy Chu (CA)



Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current abortion services policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Kevin McCarthy (CA).
  • I support prohibiting governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, abortion services by: 1.) Prohibiting governments from limiting a provider's ability to prescribe certain drugs, offer abortion services via telemedicine, or immediately provide abortion services when the provider determines a delay risks the patient's health 2.) Prohibiting governments from requiring a provider to perform unnecessary medical procedures, provide medically inaccurate information, comply with credentialing or other conditions that do not apply to providers whose services are medically comparable to abortions, or carrying out all services connected to an abortion. 3.) Additionally, governments may not (a.) require patients to make medically unnecessary in-person visits before receiving abortion services or disclose their reasons for obtaining such services, or (b.) prohibit abortion services before fetal viability or after fetal viability when a provider determines the pregnancy risks the patient's life or health. 4.) Allowing the Department of Justice, individuals, or providers to bring a lawsuit to enforce this bill, and states are not immune from suits for violations. And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Judy Chu (CA)) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option

  • I support prohibiting governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, abortion services by:

    1.) Prohibiting governments from limiting a provider's ability to prescribe certain drugs, offer abortion services via telemedicine, or immediately provide abortion services when the provider determines a delay risks the patient's health

    2.) Prohibiting governments from requiring a provider to perform unnecessary medical procedures, provide medically inaccurate information, comply with credentialing or other conditions that do not apply to providers whose services are medically comparable to abortions, or carrying out all services connected to an abortion.

    3.) Additionally, governments may not (a.) require patients to make medically unnecessary in-person visits before receiving abortion services or disclose their reasons for obtaining such services, or (b.) prohibit abortion services before fetal viability or after fetal viability when a provider determines the pregnancy risks the patient's life or health.

    4.) Allowing the Department of Justice, individuals, or providers to bring a lawsuit to enforce this bill, and states are not immune from suits for violations.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Judy Chu (CA)) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
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