Tomorrow, Congress will vote on Rep. Trent Franks’ bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy — and place additional burdens on survivors of rape or incest seeking abortion.
But Rep. Franks and his allies aren’t interested in the truth or the dire consequences if their ban becomes law. As always, their goal is to force their agenda on every woman in America — without any regard for her constitutional rights, her health, her family, or her unique and personal circumstances.
We have no time to lose: tell your representative to vote NO on the nationwide abortion ban.
Abortions later in pregnancy are extremely rare, with nearly 99 percent taking place before 21 weeks. But when they do happen it’s often in heartbreaking and unusual circumstances — and women and their doctors need to have every medical option available to them.
A woman with a planned and wanted pregnancy may discover that her pregnancy has gone tragically wrong. The Franks abortion ban would force her to carry this pregnancy, and deliver a baby that would not be able to survive. Women with blood clots, preeclampsia, or other dangerous conditions will be forced to risk their lives.
Those are the stakes — and that’s why we need you to speak out now to put a stop to the nationwide abortion ban.
It’s impossible to describe all the reasons why an abortion may be needed after 20 weeks — every woman’s situation is unique. And that’s exactly what is so heartless about this nationwide abortion ban — it takes the most personal of decisions away from women and their doctors. Congress has no business taking deeply personal, complex medical decisions out of women’s hands in order to pursue a blatantly unconstitutional agenda. Your representative needs to hear from you now — click here to take action.
Thank you for taking action to protect women’s health and rights at this critical time — I’m glad to know you’re standing with us.
Cecile Richards, President
Planned Parenthood Action Fund
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