WASHINGTON — Today, nearly three months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade which ended our federal right to abortion, Congressional Republicans introduced a national abortion ban–an even more extreme version of the bill than previously introduced. Despite knowing that these bans are incredibly unpopular and lead to dangerous consequences for pregnant people, anti-abortion politicians are undeterred and making it clear that a total abortion ban is their end goal. Planned Parenthood Action Fund president Alexis McGill Johnson responded:
“The idea that overturning Roe v. Wade would simply return the issue of our reproductive rights to the states was always disingenuous. Anti-abortion rights Congressional Republicans are showing us exactly what they plan to do if they get power: pass a national abortion ban. They have seen the horrors and dangerous consequences of abortion bans playing out in states across the country and made it their national agenda. The cruelty is the point, and we should take them at their word.”
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy, and limited electoral activity, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and voter education.