Congressman Grijalva votes to pass two acts regarding the protection of women's rights to make decisions over their own bodies and health
(KYMA, KECY) - Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) voted to pass the Women's Health Protection Act and the Ensuring Women's Right to Reproductive Freedom Act to protect women's rights in Arizona on July 15.
“The extremist Supreme Court lied about adhering to settled judicial precedent and stripped away a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion and bodily autonomy.
"Republican state lawmakers in states like Arizona are in the midst of an all-out assault, already implementing or trying to implement oppressive and draconian laws to control women’s bodies,” said Rep. Grijalva.
"While women already have the constitutional right to travel freely in this country, we must now ensure the far-right does not try to undermine that right and that those who are seeking abortions outside of the states they reside are protected.
"We know these cruel, inhumane policies will disproportionately impact working women and women of color.
"Congressional Republicans have shown they will stop at nothing to turn back time and undermine the will of the people - including proposing a nationwide ban on abortion.
"The Senate needs to stop playing politics with women's bodies and pass this legislation that protects the fundamental right to an abortion.”
The Women's Health Protection Act protects the right to have an abortion throughout the U.S. and blocks the state bans and restrictions on abortion that would deny access.
This bill would protect a person's right to make decisions based on their own reproductive heath care and a health care provider's ability to provide such services like abortion.
The Ensuring Women's Right to Reproductive Freedom Act prohibits anyone to restrict or impede a person's constitutional right to travel for obtaining an abortion.
The Ensuring Women's Right to Reproductive Freedom Act prohibits any attempt under the state law to:
- prevent a person from traveling to another state to obtain a legal abortion
- interfere a healthcare provider's ability to offer legal reproductive care
- restrict people from helping others to find a legal abortion
- obstruct transportation of FDA-approved abortion medication.