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Sen. Murray Statement on Republicans’ National Abortion Ban: “Chilling”

***WATCH: Senator Murray remarks on Republicans’ introduction of national abortion ban***


(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), issued the following statement on Senate Republicans’ introduction of a federal ban on abortion.


“I have been warning since the day Roe fell that Republicans will not stop there. Republicans want a national abortion ban—for everyone, in every state. They want to force women to stay pregnant: no matter what they want, no matter their circumstances, no matter where they live.


“All their talk of ‘returning the issue to the states’ clearly isn’t worth a single cent, because Republicans have made crystal clear with this bill that they are coming for abortion rights in every single state—doesn’t matter if they have strong abortion protections like my home state of Washington. Regardless of who you are or where you live, Republicans think they know best when it comes to your health care decisions.


“This is chilling—and I’ll be fighting back at every step of the way.”