One pro-life group is warning Americans about a bill that was reintroduced by Democrats last week and aims to override state restrictions on third-trimester abortions.
The Women’s Health Protection Act would allow abortion all the way up until birth and has been presented in every session of Congress since 2013 but has never been up for a vote.
On Tuesday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) brought the bill forward again.
Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List President Marjorie Dannenfelser called the legislation “egregious.”
“While most Americans want reasonable pro-life protections for unborn children, pro-abortion Democrats are moving swiftly in the opposite direction,” Dannenfelser said in a statement. “This radical bill would destroy existing pro-life protections at the state level and prevent future pro-life limits from being enacted. This a direct attack on the will of the people as demonstrated by the groundswell of pro-life legislation we’ve seen this year.”
In a series of tweets, SBA pointed out that an overwhelming majority of voters oppose this abortion extremism and being forced to pay for abortions with their tax dollars.
Tom McClusky, president of March for Life Action, told the Catholic News Agency the “misnamed Women’s Health Protection Act seeks to foist Congressional Democrats’ radical abortion agenda on the American public.”
He argued that Democrats “have decided to serve the abortion lobby’s interests over the American public which opposes unlimited abortions paid for by taxpayers.”
Meanwhile, lawmakers described the reintroduction of the bill as a response to the Supreme Court’s review of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – a case asking whether Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks is constitutional.
Blumenthal claims the Women’s Health Protection Act “has never been more urgent or more necessary” because of the impending Supreme Court case.