URGE Celebrates the Passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act in U.S. House

September 24, 2021

Berlin Rosen

(Washington, DC) URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity issued the following quotes today after the passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R.3755) in the United States House of Representatives:

“At a time when states like Texas have heightened attacks on reproductive justice, it is imperative that the federal government steps in to defend abortion care across our nation. The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) is a crucial step toward making abortion access a reality,” said URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity Executive Director Kimberly Inez McGuire (she/her/ella).  “For too long, abortion bans of all kinds have kept essential care out of reach, especially for young, low-income, and BIPOC folks. Young people in the South and Midwest are demanding solidarity and action to defend abortion and uplift our communities. Along with ending abortion coverage bans and ensuring access for young people who need abortion, passing WHPA gets us closer to a day when our decisions are truly our own.” 

Desiree Luckey (she/her/hers), Policy Director for URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, stated, “The fight for abortion access is on full display as states suit up to rob us of our right to choose. The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) word guard against harmful legislative agendas in states like Texas by protecting access to abortion and bodily autonomy. This bill is an necessary tool to promote real abortion access as a part of a larger defense system of our reproductive freedom. While we need a complete toolkit to beat back these attacks by states, WHPA is a good step toward ensuring reproductive justice.”