In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last month, the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced and passed two radical pro-abortion bills. H.R. 8296 – Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022 would attempt to codify in federal law what the Supreme Court just overturned in its Dobbs ruling: an almost absolute right to abortion. H.R. 8297 – Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022 would prohibit the implementation or enforcement of any state law that “may prevent, restrict, or impede, or retaliate against” the access to obtaining abortion services or drugs in or from a state where they are legal.
As NC Family reported last year, the 2021 version of H.R. 8296 passed the U.S. House but was defeated in the Senate. This version of the bill is nearly identical. Along with striking down nearly every state-level pro-life law already on the books, the bill would prohibit state and local governments from:
Please contact NC Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and urge them to OPPOSE H.R. 8296–Women’s Health Protection Act and H.R. 8297–Ensuring Access to Abortion Act
Senator Richard Burr: (202) 224-3154
Senator Thom Tillis: (202) 224-6342
The Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022 passed the House by a 219-210 vote along party lines last week. The Ensuring Access to Abortion Act passed by a wider margin of 223-205, with three Republicans voting for the measure. As was the case last year, it is unlikely these bills will pass the U.S. Senate, as 60 votes are needed to end a filibuster; the Senate makeup is 50 Republicans, 48 Democrats, and 2 Independents.