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Don't Punish Women. Stop the 20 week abortion ban

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Don't Punish Women. Stop the 20 week abortion ban

To be delivered to Sen. Michele Brooks (PA-50) and The Pennsylvania State Senate

Petition Statement

I demand that you stop the campaign to punish women who have abortions. I urge you to vote against the 20-week abortion ban.
There are currently 4,008 signatures. NEW goal - We need 5,000 signatures!

Petition Background

UPDATE: The bill has passed the Senate. It's now in the House with a vote likely the week of 3/13.

Sen. Michele Brooks is jumping on Trump’s “Women Must be Punished” bandwagon.

This ban is part of the plan by anti-choice zealots to punish women and criminalize doctors who perform abortions.

Here is what you need to know about 20-week bans:

20-Week Bans Are Part of an Agenda to Ban All Abortion: The introduction of these bans doesn’t come in isolation. They’re part of a dangerous, out-of-touch, and coordinated effort to chip away at abortion access. Anti-abortion politicians in the General Assembly are pushing their agenda, bit by bit, to ultimately outlaw abortion completely.

20-Week Bans Criminalize Doctors: Politicians shouldn’t have the right to take options away from doctors in dangerous medical situations or prevent them from informing patients about all their health care options — and politicians certainly shouldn’t be allowed to force a woman to carry a pregnancy to term with no chance of survival.

20-Week Bans Are Unpopular: These bills — and the extreme agenda they are part of — are deeply unpopular with the public. When Americans understand the real-world impact of 20-week bans, a solid 60 percent of voters oppose them. In fact, 78 percent of Democrats, 62 percent of Republicans, and 71 percent of Independents — say this is the wrong issue for legislators to be spending time on.

20-Week Bans Are Unconstitutional: 20-week bans are unconstitutional and a clear attempt to erode Roe v. Wade at the expense of women’s health. In fact, 20-week ban proponents are outspoken about their goal to challenge the 1973 Supreme Court decision protecting a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion.

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