Update: February 28, 2022
The Women’s Health Protection Act did not pass in the Senate today. While this outcome isn’t surprising, it is a loss for every woman, every person with a uterus, & every abortion care provider in the US.
Still, we are undeterred. The work toward equity in our health care system is a long journey as it overlaps with historically marginalized people including of women, people of color, undereducated people, and economically disadvantaged people.
Communicate with your elected officials
Take a moment to tell your two senators what you think (look up here) of their vote on this legislation.
- If they opposed making abortion care a federal right (S. 1975), tell how their decision impacts you.
- If they voted in favor, thank them *and* ask what they plan to do next to protect this right.
Ended: Time-sensitive action
On February 28th, Senate Majority Leader Schumer will have the Senate vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act. The bill has already passed in the House and aims to protect the right to access abortion care in every state.
Since this deadline occurs between our normal publishing dates, our team felt it imperative to provide you with an action in support of this bill.
Advocate for reproductive care without barriers.
[Sources: Center for Reproductive Rights, MomsRising]
Contact: Your two senators, regardless of party. (look up here).
Script: Hello, I’m a constituent from [ZIP] asking [NAME] to support the Women’s Health Protection Act which has just passed the House. This is important to me because our courts are allowing states “nullify [my/our] individual constitutional rights.” We must protect the rights of patients and the rights of health care providers to provide abortion care. Will [NAME] commit to supporting S. 1975?
When you complete this action, give a shout out in the comments for our tally. Thank you!