Today, the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would create much-needed federal protections against state-level restrictions on abortion, was reintroduced in Congress by Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).
Dr. Bhavik Kumar, Board Member of Physicians for Reproductive Health, issued a statement in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act’s reintroduction:
“There is no better time to introduce the Women’s Health Protection Act than today. In the last few weeks we have seen unconstitutional measures restricting access to abortion care move forward in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, and Missouri. As a physician who provides abortion care in Texas, I have seen first-hand how politically motivated restrictions on abortion hurt people.
“I have seen first-hand how politically motivated restrictions on abortion hurt people.”
“The Women’s Health Protection Act would put a stop to these dangerous attacks. It would cement access to comprehensive reproductive care for all women, from California to Texas to New York, and put patients, not politicians, first.
“My colleagues and I work tirelessly every day to make sure all of our patients receive the health care they need in a supportive and compassionate environment. Our elected officials need to understand that abortion is essential health care and respect the dignity and autonomy of our patients. We need to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act.”