DNC Statement on House Passage of 20-Week Abortion Bill

In response to the House passage of a bill that would impose a nationwide ban on abortion at 20 weeks, DNC CEO Jess O’Connell released the following statement:

“This bill is nothing but another shameful attack on women’s rights and public health. By restricting women’s access to safe and legal abortion, Republicans are depriving millions of women across the country of their fundamental right to make the health care decisions that are best for them and their families. Instead of systematically working to dismantle women’s health care and economic security, our representatives should be working to pass legislation that protects access to public health services and expands opportunities for women. While Donald Trump and Republicans steadfastly pursue their cruel and unconstitutional attack on women, Democrats will fight this disgraceful bill and continue to stand up for the rights of women across the country.”