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Press Release: Advocates' Statement on recent anti-abortion bills

As anti-choice legislators continue to attack reproductive health and rights, Advocates for Youth reaffirms our commitment to supporting the ability of every person to seek the reproductive healthcare they need. We applaud our champions in the Senate for blocking the so-called “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” on September 22, 2015. The bill (H.R. 36) would have banned all abortion care at 20 weeks post-fertilization, and contained very narrow, limited exceptions for survivors of sexual assault, rape or incest that would endanger young people’s health and lives.

Unfortunately, some members of Congress continue fighting unabashedly to restrict access to abortion care and other reproductive health services. On September 18, 2015, the House passed H.R. 3134 and H.R. 3504, which would remove all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers, and further criminalize abortion providers, respectively. Planned Parenthood health clinics are invaluable sources of confidential healthcare and education services for young people across the country, and Advocates remains a steadfast supporter of their work. We urge the Senate to block these bills, as well.


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