Washington, D.C. – It’s been a busy week for putting women’s health and lives at risk. On Tuesday the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a Texas law that will likely shut down the vast majority of abortion clinics in the state, leaving only 8 still in operation. Today, Senator Lindsay Graham is trying to jump-start his presidential campaign by forcing the Senate to vote on a 20-week abortion ban.
By forcing clinics to close and denying urgent abortion care to women, the court ruling and Senator Graham’s grandstanding amount to an unprecedented promotion of an anti-woman, anti-life agenda. Shame on Senator Graham for adding an abortion-ban primary to the election calendar.