Rep. Trent Franks is at it again. Last month, the Republican Congressman from Arizona introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would outlaw all abortions in Washington, D.C. after 20 weeks — with saving the mother from death being the only exception.
Now, Franks has announced his intention to amend the bill and expand its reach nationwide. That’s right: Rep. Franks wants a nationwide ban on abortions after 20 weeks. The bill has quickly racked up 133 co-sponsors in the House, and has a companion in the Senate, S. 886.
The Center for Inquiry (CFI) considers these proposals an outrage and urges members to contact their elected officials in Congress to oppose them.
H.R. 1797 (PDF) and S.886 (PDF) are wrong and harmful for several reasons.
Reproductive health care laws should be based on reason, science, and humanist values, and women should have the right to make their own reproductive choices without interference from politicians.
Message your elected officials today and tell them to oppose H.R. 1797 and S. 886!
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Oppose 20-Week Abortion Ban!
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a friend of the Center for Inquiry, I urge you to oppose a bill in Congress (H.R.1797 and S.886) that would outlaw all abortions in the United States after 20 weeks -- with saving the mother from death being the only exception.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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