This Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives is voting on a bill that would impose a federal ban on abortion at or after 20 weeks post-fertilization (equivalent to 22 weeks’ gestation). The Senate is expected to take up the same legislation in the near future.
Following on the heels of efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s many gains and gut Medicaid, this is yet another attack that would do nothing to advance public health. Rather, it would politicize women’s health, limit access to abortion care and stigmatize people who need later abortions.
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