For Immediate Release
April 9, 2019
The GOP's Latest Abortion Ban is Dangerous and Unconstitutional
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear arguments on the Republican Party's latest abortion restriction, which would ban abortion after 20 weeks in all 50 states. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“Once again, Republicans have decided to play politics rather than serve American women and families. For years, they have demonstrated that they will not stop targeting women until they take away their rights to make their own health care decisions. This latest measure is part of a coordinated effort on the part of Republicans and the Trump administration to overturn Roe v. Wade and outlaw abortion. The Senate Judiciary Committee, and every elected leader, must stand against this bill, and stand up for American women.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 46,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state and national offices.