Sinema’s bipartisan Reproductive Freedom For All Act ensures women can make health care decisions for themselves by enacting the core protections of Roe v. Wade into law
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema – along with Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine), and Democratic Senator Tim Kaine (Va.) – introduced the Reproductive Freedom For All Act, bipartisan legislation protecting women’s ability to make their own health care decisions no matter where they live by enacting the core protections of Roe v. Wade and other important Supreme Court cases into law.
“A woman’s health care decisions should be between her, her family, and her doctor. Our bipartisan, commonsense legislation protects the health and wellbeing of women in Arizona and across the country by ensuring all women – no matter where they live – can access the health care they need and have the ability to make their own decisions about their futures,” said Sinema.
“Every American should have autonomy over their own health care decisions, and the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs has made it imperative for Congress to restore women’s reproductive rights. I’m proud to introduce bipartisan legislation with my colleagues to write into law the protections provided through Roe and Casey as well as affirming access to contraception provided in Griswold and other cases,” said Murkowski. “For five decades, reproductive health care decisions were centered with the individual – we cannot go back in time in limiting personal freedoms for women.”
“The Supreme Court’s recent abandonment of longstanding precedent erodes the reproductive rights on which women have relied for half a century. These basic rights need to be the same for American women regardless of the state in which they reside. Our bill would restore the right to obtain an abortion by enacting in federal law Roe v. Wade and other seminal Supreme Court decisions pertaining to reproductive freedom. In addition, our bill would protect access to contraception,” said Collins. “By reinstating—neither expanding nor restricting—the longstanding legal framework for reproductive rights in this country, our bill would preserve abortion access along with basic conscience protections that are relied upon by health care providers who have religious objections.”
“After the Supreme Court gutted a woman’s right to make personal health care decisions, Congress must restore that right,” said Kaine. “That’s why I’ve worked with my colleagues to find common ground on this bipartisan compromise that would do just that. The Reproductive Freedom For All Act would restore the right to abortion and protect access to contraception by enshrining those freedoms into federal legislation.”
Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, Sinema’s bipartisan Reproductive Freedom For All Act enacts the protections of Roe v. Wade into law and protects the ability of women to make health care decisions for themselves. Specifically the legislation prohibits state bans that impose an undue burden on a woman’s access to health care and protects access to contraceptives.
Full text of the legislation is available HERE.