Center for Reproductive Rights Urges Members of Congress to Reject S.160

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to consider a federal ban on abortion after 20 weeks, legislation which would violate reproductive rights and run afoul of the United States Constitution. The Center for Reproductive Rights strongly opposes this legislation.

The following statement is from Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:

 “Members of Congress shouldn’t be wasting their time considering legislation that they know is blatantly unconstitutional, but that is exactly what is happening today in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“This law would violate women’s basic human rights by taking a deeply personal, medical decision that should be made by a woman and her doctor and substituting the poor judgment of politicians. By using inflammatory, medically inaccurate and false language, the politicians trying to confuse and disinform people to push their anti-abortion agenda.

“It is just another attack on the right to safe and legal abortion, and a shameful attempt to undermine Roe v. Wade. We’re seeing it in state legislatures around the country, and now it’s happening in Congress.”

“Abortion has been a recognized constitutional right for almost half a century now, and yet the extremist attacks on access keep coming. Enough.”