Center for Reproductive Rights Supplemental Testimony: HR 3 and HR 358

The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Reproductive freedom lies at the heart of the promise of human dignity, self-determination, and equality embodied in both the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We envision a world where every woman is free to decide whether and when to have children; where every woman has access to the best reproductive healthcare available; where every woman can exercise her choices without coercion or discrimination. More simply put, we envision a world in which every woman participates with full dignity as an equal member of society.

In this written testimony, we respond to arguments by anti-choice witnesses at the hearings before the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding H.R. 3 (the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act") and the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee regarding the bill that had been numbered H.R. 358 prior to revision (the "Protect Life Act").

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