The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on a bill that would outlaw all abortions in the United States after 20 weeks — with rape, incest, and saving the mother from death being the only exceptions.
H.R. 1797, sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), was originally intended to restrict abortions only in Washington, D.C. However, Franks has amended the bill to expand its reach nationwide. It has racked up a whopping 184 co-sponsors.
The Center for Inquiry (CFI) considers this an absurd proposal, and urges you to contact your U.S. representative immediately to oppose it.
H.R. 1797 (PDF) is 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 U.S. representative today and tell them to oppose H.R. 1797!
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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 the House of Representatives (H.R.1797) that would outlaw all abortions in the United States after 20 weeks -- with rape, incest, and saving the mother from death being the only exceptions.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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