HR 490 “the Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017” is effectively a total ban on abortion — nationwide. This bill would prevent a doctor from performing an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected. For many women, this means that by the time they know they are pregnant, an abortion with not be legal. Desperate and without a safe procedure available to them, many women will take extreme measures to abort their pregnancies. If you care about the lives of women — your girlfriends, your sisters, your daughters — urge your representatives to vote NO on HR 490.
Washington SB 5320 Requiring Notification to Parents or Guardians in Cases of Abortion. Most teens do involve their parents when they face a pregnancy, but the ones who can’t still deserve to be safe. Please call your state senator and representative and urge them to vote NO on SB5320.
Update: Great news — SB 5320 did not make cutoff! This means that it is highly unlikely that there will be further action on this bill this year. Keep in mind that the bill could be proposed again next year.