Congress: Do not impose arbitrary limits on abortion care

Advocates for Youth strongly condemns the so-called “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” an abortion ban which would impose harsh criminal sentences on medical professionals who provide abortion care as pregnancy progresses.

“This bill is not surprising from a Congress and a President whose specialty is kicking people when they are down,” said Debra Hauser, President of Advocates for Youth. “The bottom line is that throughout a pregnancy, everyone should be able to get the care they need. Anything else is an attack on our health and our lives.”

Every person faces their own unique circumstances, challenges, and potential complications, and must be able to make their own decisions based on their doctor’s advice, personal values, and what’s right for them and their family. This abortion ban is medically unnecessary and cruel to those who need abortion care.

“I’ve spoken to dozens of women who needed abortion care at different points in pregnancy, and none of them undertook the decision lightly. Instead of stigmatizing people who need abortions, we should trust them to make their own decisions. We urge Congress, the Senate, and the President to stand with those who need abortion care instead of working to harm them,” said Debra Hauser.