The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Reproductive freedom lies at the heart of the promise of human dignity, self-determination, and equality embodied in both the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
We envision a world where every woman is free to decide whether and when to have children, where every woman has access to the best reproductive healthcare available, where every woman can exercise her choices without coercion or discrimination. More simply put, we envision a world in which every woman participates with full dignity as an equal member of society.
In this written testimony, we respond to arguments by anti-choice witnesses at the hearings before the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding H.R. 3 (the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”) and the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee regarding the bill that had been numbered H.R. 358 prior to revision (the “Protect Life Act”).
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