Statement on Proposed Nationwide Abortion Ban

“A nationwide abortion ban, and ultimately the end of legal abortion in this country, was always the endgame for the anti-abortion movement. It’s horrifying but it is no surprise to young people, who have been preparing for this for years. Long before the Court overturned Roe, youth leaders were working to ensure everyone who needs an abortion can get an abortion – and that’s not going to stop now, or ever. Lindsey Graham’s proposed ban is dangerous and a violation of our right to bodily autonomy, and we strongly urge Congress not to engage with it. Young people want to move this country forward, not backward, and they will never let abortion access disappear in this country.” – Debra Hauser, President, Advocates for Youth