Letter: Congress must defend women's right to choose
To the editor:
Never before have reproductive rights been under such attacks across the country. There have been 400 needless abortion restrictions enacted since 2011 across the country, which is why Congress must act to stop these dangerous attacks.
Currently, there is a bill in Congress, Women's Health Protection Act (S.1645 / H.R.2975), which would prohibit these restrictions and protect the rights of everyone who seeks to exercise their right to abortion care. We need a federal law to block these underhanded political ploys to outlaw abortion and restrict people's right to make personal medical decisions like whether and when to become a parent.
Most women who have abortions already have children, according to research. Being able to manage if and how many children we have is very important. Good health for the woman and her family keeps them together. Also, these restrictions are only aim at the poor and black.
Now Congress must stand for all women.
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