Senator cosponsored the Women’s Health Protection Act
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema backed the Women’s Health Protection Act, legislation preventing the government from placing restrictions on women’s access to health care.
“A woman’s health care decisions should be between her, her doctor, and her family. We’re protecting Arizona women’s abilities to make their own decisions about their futures – free from government intervention,” said Sinema.
Sinema’s Women’s Health Protection Act prevents the government from threatening women’s access to abortion before viability and after viability if it would put the life or health of the mother at risk. This legislation also protects women who travel out of state for an abortion and protects women’s access to contraception.
The Senator’s legislation protects Arizona women’s independence, choice, and freedom to make decisions about their bodies, medical care, family, and their life’s course for themselves and their families.
Sinema’s Women’s Health Protection Act is part of her continuing work to protect Arizona women’s health care decisions. The Senator, along with Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine) and Democratic Senator Tim Kaine (Va.) previously introduced the Reproductive Freedom For All Act to protect Arizona women’s abilities to make their own health care decisions.