In response to the scheduled vote on H.R. 36, a bill that would place an arbitrary ban on abortion care, Dr. Anne Davis, Consulting Medical Director for Physicians for Reproductive Health, issued the following statement:
“Anti-choice politicians are relentless; they continually put up barriers to stop reproductive health care. On the heels of their failure to pass an ACA repeal bill that would have left millions of women without coverage, H.R. 36 takes another wrong turn. Passing H.R. 36 would mean medical decisions move out of the hands of medical professionals and pregnant people when abortion care is needed.
We must be able to provide the best care throughout pregnancy, including when pregnancies have to end.
My colleagues and I who provide abortion care know that every patient is unique, every pregnancy is different. I am called daily to assist women who face these decisions. We must be able to provide the best care throughout pregnancy, including when pregnancies have to end. Interference by politicians, like H.R. 36, makes that good care even harder to access.”