The National Abortion Federation Condemns Mississippi Abortion Ban

Here is the press release we issued Friday:

Washington, DC—Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, released the following statement today condemning Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour’s decision to sign an abortion ban into law. The bill would ban almost all abortions in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.

This law is a near-total ban on abortion. It would deny Mississippi women necessary reproductive health care. Under this law doctors would also face imprisonment for providing women with safe abortion care. Politicians should not endanger the lives and health of women to advance their own political agendas.

For more than 30 years, Roe v. Wade has protected the lives and health of American women. Citizens in Mississippi will not tolerate a return to the days of back-alley abortions when
women had to sacrifice their lives and health to end an unwanted pregnancy.

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