Here is the press release we issued today:
Washington, DC – Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, released the following statement today urging members of Congress to sponsor and support the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA):
The United States Supreme Court ruling upholding the federal abortion ban was a major setback for women’s health. This ruling effectively undermines a core protection for women’s health established in Roe v. Wade. It underscores the urgent need for Congress to take action to protect women’s health and a woman’s right to make her own reproductive health care decisions.
FOCA would restore the rights guaranteed to American women by the Roe decision, and ensure that women’s health would be protected.
Women’s lives and health must remain paramount. We urge members of Congress to sponsor and support this important legislation and safeguard women’s health and reproductive freedom. We stand with and thank Senator Boxer and Representative Nadler for their leadership and determination to ensure that women continue to have access to safe and legal reproductive health care.