HR 4712 was written by anti-choice politicians to score political points

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the latest anti-abortion bill, HR 4712:

This bill is a politically-motivated, medically-unnecessary interference in the practice of medicine and could negatively impact women’s access to reproductive health care. It is part of the Trump-Pence assault on safe, legal abortion care and intended to intimidate abortion providers so that they stop providing abortion care. These bills are written by anti-choice politicians to score points with their base, and disregard the health of women and their families.

Once again, anti-choice politicians in Congress have proven that the only thing they can agree upon is denying women access to safe, legal abortion care.



The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers. Our members include individuals, private and non-profit clinics, Planned Parenthood affiliates, women’s health centers, physicians’ offices, and hospitals who together care for approximately half the women who choose abortion in the U.S. and Canada each year. Our members also include public hospitals and both public and private clinics in Mexico City and private clinics in Colombia. Our mission is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care, which promotes health and justice for women.

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