House Passage of Anti-Abortion Bill Is an ‘Attack on Women’s Health’

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families

“The House of Representatives today passed an outrageous, grossly irresponsible bill that attacks women’s health, once again demonstrating where House leaders’ priorities lie.

H.R. 4712 is part of a reprehensible onslaught against women’s health and abortion rights. This month, as the country celebrates the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, politicians who seek to eliminate access to abortion care are trying once again to punish abortion providers and stigmatize abortion care.

Nobody should be fooled by H.R. 4712. Its purpose is to mislead the public about abortion and deny women access to the reproductive health care they need. We urge Congress to stop wasting time on dangerous, irresponsible legislation and instead work to improve women’s health and expand access to comprehensive health care – including abortion care.”

About the National Partnership

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at


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