WASHINGTON, DC— Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, testified before the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate’s Subcommittee on the Constitution in opposition to the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act:”

An excerpt of the message Catherine Glenn Foster delivered to the U.S. Senate:

The Women’s Health Protection Act would effectively ban all lifesaving, state protections for women considering abortion, and for our youngest preborn children, including those upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, for women considering abortion, for children before viability, and even for many late-term viable children. These include protections for women and children from dangerous and painful late-term abortion, laws that prevent children from being eugenically aborted because they may have Down syndrome, and laws guaranteeing that children born alive during an abortion are provided basic medical care. Informed consent standards, gone. Health and safety standards, gone. As a legal and constitutional expert, I can say that this misguided bill would invalidate hundreds of constitutionally sound state laws that have been debated, passed, and enacted in states from coast to coast in an effort to protect America’s youngest citizens.

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