Several states are enacting harsh new restrictions on a woman’s right to choose. Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) joins RFL to discuss us how bad it’s getting.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The draconian abortion ban signed into law by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson would criminalize abortions performed during or after the eighth week of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest. As we’ve seen in other states where anti-abortion junk science has prevailed over constitutional protections and reproductive rights, Missouri’s ban will… Read more »
“When we have more women in office, more women making these decisions, we won’t see these kinds of horrific laws.”
“Lawmakers need to listen to all of those grass-roots activists out in the streets yesterday, because they will most certainly be voting come November,” Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women, told Newsweek. “The fact is, the majority of voters support access to safe, legal and affordable abortion care.”
Lawmakers should not be punishing women for exercising their basic reproductive freedoms, and those who do must be voted out of office,” National Organization for Women President Toni Van Pelt
The so-called “heartbeat” bill that would effectively ban abortion in Georgia about six weeks into the pregnancy, before most women even know they are pregnant, is all about power — not health.