House Passes Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 3755)
PAI applauds the U.S. House of Representative’s passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 3755). If enacted into law, this bill would protect the right to access abortion care throughout the United States.
The passage of this legislation comes at a critical time. We have seen repeated challenges across the country to people’s right to abortion and extreme restrictions on access to abortion, such as Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8). Everyone deserves access to comprehensive reproductive health care regardless of where they live. Bans on abortion and any restriction on the right to health care, disproportionately impact Black, Brown and Indigenous communities, those who have faced a history of discrimination and disinvestment, women, youth, rural communities, and members of the LGBTQI+ community among others.
As U.S.-based advocates of universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, the right to abortion in the United States underlies our efforts to champion abortion, family planning and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care access around the world, through supportive U.S. foreign assistance and policies.
We are proud to stand in solidarity with those working to protect abortion access throughout the United States as an endorser of the Women’s Health Protection Act. Our hope is that today’s vote will be a source of encouragement to those around the globe who are advocating for increased abortion access in their own communities.
PAI champions policies that put women in charge of their reproductive health. We work with policymakers in Washington, D.C., and our network of partners around the world to remove roadblocks between women and the services and supplies they need. For 56 years, we’ve helped women succeed by upholding their basic rights. To learn more, visit pai.org.