Center for Reproductive Rights Testimony on “The Protect Life Act”

Written Testimony by the Center for Reproductive Rights before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health on “H.R., ___ the Protect Life Act”

Chairman Pitts, Ranking Member Pallone, and Members of the Subcommittee:

We are pleased to submit this testimony on behalf of the Center for Reproductive Rights in strong opposition to the so-called "Protect Life Act."

The Center for Reproductive Rights ("the Center") promotes women‘s equality worldwide by securing reproductive rights as constitutional and international human rights. We protect rights by litigating in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to our U.S. work, the Center brings groundbreaking cases under international law before the United Nations and regional human rights bodies.

The bill you are considering today – which would more aptly be named the ―Sacrifice Women‘s Lives Act‖ – is a dangerous and wholly unnecessary measure that denies women access to essential abortion care, including care necessary to save their lives. It is callous and shameful, and should be rejected.

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