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Schatz co-sponsors bill protecting access to reproductive care

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U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz joined Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) to introduce legislation that would prevent states from passing laws that restrict or bar women from accessing reproductive care.

The groundbreaking Women’s Health Protection Act would prevent states from imposing burdensome and unconstitutional restriction anti-choice laws.

“Every woman, regardless of where she lives, should have the right to make her own decisions about her body,” Schatz said. “This bill would ensure that choices remain in a woman’s hands, preventing states from pursuing onerous restrictions meant to shame women and take away their access to reproductive care.”

The Women’s Health Protection Act would protect a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion by preempting restrictive regulations and laws meant to limit reproductive health services for women, like mandating that doctors perform unnecessary and invasive tests and procedures or forced waiting period for patients.

Schatz is an original co-sponsor of this legislation.

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