Statement by NOW President Christian F. Nunes WASHINGTON, DC–The U.S. Senate voted down the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) today, which would have allowed abortion access to continue across the country if the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade . Once again, the male-dominated, Senate has shown that it cares more about controlling women Read more …
If the Roe does fall, half of the states will likely ban abortion altogether, resulting in a large swath of the south and mid-west without access to care – affecting 40 million persons of reproductive age. Many of them women of color; many of them living in marginalized communities
The passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) would put the reproductive rights protected by Roe v. Wade into federal law.