A message from NOW President Toni Van Pelt
Here we go again.
Congress has launched its latest attempt to take away reproductive rights—and this is the most extreme yet. H.R. 490 denies women access to abortions after six-weeks of pregnancy.
This bill is gaining traction in the U.S. House of Representatives, and we need you to take action! Click here to access the National Action Program’s Six-Week Ban Toolkit.
H.R. 490—otherwise known as the “heartbeat bill” majorly restricts access to safe and legal abortion—and it provides no exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, or for pregnancies that threaten a woman’s health.
The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to replicate the underhanded tactics conservative politicians used to pass the 20-week ban in Ohio. When a similar “heartbeat bill” was introduced in the Ohio State Legislature, conservative lawmakers used it to make the 20-week abortion ban look moderate by comparison. Don’t be fooled by their smoke and mirrors; a ban is a ban.
We need you to take action to make sure H.R. 490 does not pass the U.S. House of Representatives.
This is yet another underhanded tactic from President Trump and Congress to remove access to safe and legal abortion—but women will not back down. Take action today and make your voice heard.