Today, the Women’s Health Protection Act was introduced in both the U.S Senate and the House of Representatives. It is the first federal legislative response to the flood of state laws designed to restrict women’s access to reproductive health services.
The Women’s Health Protection Act would help ensure that women can make personal health care decisions unhindered by callous, unnecessary regulations designed to make it harder to access abortion care, birth control and other reproductive health services.
The Women’s Health Protection Act would also repair and preserve the patient-provider relationship by allowing medical professionals to provide accurate information to their patients and make decisions based on their best medical judgment.
In short, it would keep politics out of the exam room. We’ll be tracking this legislation as is moves through the process.