FRC Urges Senate to Reject Abortion Bill that Undermines Health Standards

CONTACT: FRC Press Office, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866)-372-6397

Washington, DC: Today the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the "Women's Health Protection Act", S. 1696, introduced by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). This bill would overturn the majority of state pro-life laws which protect mothers and their unborn children.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following comments:

"Senator Blumenthal's bill is extreme and out of touch with the views of millions of Americans on both sides of the abortion debate. 

"It is deeply troubling that the Senate Judiciary Committee would consider a measure that puts vulnerable women in greater danger by undermining clinic health standards that are grounded in common sense.  The measure even  revokes laws requiring abortionists to be licensed physicians and any restrictions on late term abortions. These laws are vital to avoid a future Kermit Gosnell house of horror.

"It is my hope that the Senate reject this bill and instead work to protect unborn children that can feel excruciating pain from abortion, and pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S. 1670, sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)," concluded Perkins.