Eshoo Votes to Protect Women’s Right to Reproductive Health Care

September 24, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) released the following statement after voting for the Women’s Health Protection Act, landmark legislation that codifies the constitutional right to an abortion found in Roe v. Wade; creates federal protections against state laws that fail to protect women’s health by trampling on the enshrined federal right to privacy; and prohibits medically unwarranted restrictions on abortion services or the facilities that provide them such as the recently enacted law in Texas that bans abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy.

“Nearly 50 years ago the Supreme Court affirmed the right of every woman to make decisions about her own life, her body, and her future. Today, that right is under enormous threat by a shameful and unconstitutional law in Texas that bans abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy, before many women even know they’re pregnant. The law also turns private citizens into bounty hunters, empowered to spy and turn in their neighbors,” said Rep. Eshoo. “Women should be able to make their own decisions, free from political interference. I voted for the Women’s Health Protection Act to ensure that every woman has equal access to comprehensive reproductive health care, regardless of what state she lives in.”

Eshoo spoke in favor of the Women’s Health Protect Act on the House floor this morning. View her speech HERE.