Pingree Fights to Expand Abortion Rights Following SCOTUS Decision


Rep. Chellie Pingree (D) Votes to Expand Abortion Access with Other Democrats..

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D) and other Democratic members voted to support access to medication abortion, boost funding for Title X family planning and end the Hyde Amendment, a long-standing discriminatory policy that denies low-income women their legal right to an abortion according to a press release issued on June 30 by Pingree’s office.

This legislation was a counter attack on reproductive health care from the Supreme Court and rightwing legislators across the nation.

“Even before the Supreme Court’s radical decision to strike down Roe v. Wade, low-income women have been denied access to abortin care for decades.  the intent of the Hyde Amendment – which has been attached to every Appropriations bill by anti-choice members of the Committee – has always been crystal clear.  It exists to make it as difficult as possible for poor women to make their own reproductive health care decisions,” said Pingree, a long-time chamption of abortion access and senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.  “Thanks to our pro-choice governor, in 2019, Maine effectively repealed the Hyde Amendment to help women exercise their legal right to aboartion.  No matter how much money they have –  because your bank account should not determine your right to autonomy over your body.’

“Stealing 50 years of reproductive freedomd wasn’t enough for Republicans.  The amemdment proposed by Republican members of this Committee in fighting for our reproductive rights in the face of judicial overreach,” said Congresswoman Pinegree.

The bill supported by Congresswoman Pingree and other Democrats is $242.1million for FY 23 is intended to defend reproductive health care in numerous ways.