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Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA)

The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) is federal legislation that would protect the right to access abortion care throughout the United States by creating a safeguard against bans and medically unnecessary restrictions.

In Historic Vote, U.S House Passes Women’s Health Protection Act

In an historic step forward for abortion rights and access, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) in the first ever congressional vote on proactive, standalone legislation to protect abortion rights. The bill, passed by a 218-211 vote, safeguards abortion access from state-level bans and restrictions.   “The House has stepped in where the courts have failed us,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of […]

Progressive Caucus Warns Lawsuits Not Enough to Stop GOP Assault on Abortion Rights

Common Dreams and the Austin Chronicle quoted a statement from Center President Nancy Northup on Texas’s abortion ban. “Every day this law is in effect, patients are being denied access to essential healthcare, and the hardest-hit are people of color, those struggling to make ends meet, undocumented immigrants, and others with pre-existing obstacles to access […]

U.S. House to Take Historic Vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act

he U.S. House of Representatives will soon hold its first-ever vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). When enacted, WHPA will safeguard abortion access from state-level bans and restrictions. This vote will mark the first time the House has voted on proactive abortion legislation in nearly three decades. 

In Mississippi’s Effort to Take Away Abortion Rights, Disregard for Those Impacted

In its opening brief to defend a state abortion ban, Mississippi urges the U.S. Supreme Court to take away the constitutional right to abortion—and disregards those people who would be impacted by such a ruling.

Hearing Recap: Witnesses Urge Congress to Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act

In a hearing chaired by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in the U.S. Senate, reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates and experts testified in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), a federal bill to protect the right to access abortion throughout the United States.

U.S. Senate Holds Hearing on the Women’s Health Protection Act

Reproductive health, rights, and justice experts and advocates will be testifying before the U.S. Senate tomorrow in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021 (S.1975), federal legislation that protects the right to access abortion free from medically unnecessary restrictions and bans that impede access in states across the country.

Center’s Creative Council Marks Reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act in New Video

Members of the Center for Reproductive Rights Creative Council–comprised of individuals from the arts, entertainment, fashion, media and other industries who raise awareness of the Center’s work–created this video to mark the reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) in Congress. The Women’s Health Protection Act, also known as WHPA, was introduced on June […]

Women’s Health Protection Act Introduced in U.S. Congress to Protect Abortion Access

As members of the U.S. Congress introduce the Women’s Health Protection Act, the Center for Reproductive Rights is announcing new research showing that a solid majority of U.S. voters support passage of federal legislation that would protect the right to access abortion care throughout the United States.

2021 Poll: A Solid Majority of Voters Support the Women’s Health Protection Act

New polling, conducted by Hart Research Associates, shows that a solid majority of U.S. voters support the Women’s Health Protection Act—a bill to protect abortion rights and access in every state. The nationally representative polling, conducted by Hart Research, finds that 61% of voters nationally support passage of a national law that would protect the constitutional right to access abortion by […]