Statement on the Extreme Abortion Bill Failing in the US Senate
Published on March 1st, 2022
Below is a statement from Kristen Curran, director of government relations, on the failure of a radical abortion expansion bill in the US Senate.
Yesterday, the Women’s Health Protection Act failed to advance in the Senate. The measure would have effectively undone pro-life safeguards throughout the country, and legalized abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy nationwide. The New York State Catholic Conference is pleased that the Senate Republicans, joined by Senator Manchin of West Virginia, opposed the bill. We are deeply grateful to those across New York that did the work of contacting legislators to voice their opposition.
The Women’s Health Protection Act serves as a reminder to pro-life citizens everywhere that we must remain ever vigilant. As abortion advocates continually seek ways to expand abortion further and further, we must hold our leaders to account and ensure that dangerous proposals such as this cannot succeed.
The Catholic Conference represents the Bishops of New York State in public policy matters.