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Senate rejects legislation abolishing commonsense regulations on abortion

Of Babies and Birth Certificates

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Denise Burke regarding the failure Monday of the deceptively named “Women’s Health Protection Act” to pass the U.S. Senate. The bill would have radically expanded abortion access by invalidating almost every state law regulating abortion, thereby reducing health protections for women:

“Despite contending to be about women’s health, the so-called ‘Women’s Health Protection Act’ would have endangered women and unborn babies by prohibiting most—if not all—of the reasonable state regulations on abortion currently in place. This legislation was just the latest example of the extreme lengths to which congressional Democrats will go to cater to abortionists. Every innocent human life is valuable, precious, and worthy of protection. We commend the members of the Senate who took a stand for true women’s healthcare and the protection of innocent life by voting against this destructive legislation.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.


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