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Legislative Attacks on Reproductive Choice

The U.S. Congress and state governments around the country are debating proposed legislation regarding women's reproductive choices.

Proposed Federal Legislation

H.R. 3541 "PreNDA"
To amend the civil rights code to criminalize doctors and other medical professionals who provide abortions to women who seek care based on the race or sex of the fetus.
See frequently asked questions about Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PreNDA) and write to Congress about PreNDA.

The"Blunt Amendment"
To allow any employer or insurance plan to refuse to cover any service based on undefined religious or moral objections.
Success! See the UUA's statement on the defeat of the Blunt Amendment

H.R. 2299 "CIANA"
To prohibit transporting a minor child across a state line to obtain an abortion, avoiding any applicable parental notification in the minor's state of residence.

See the Unitarian Universalist Association's (UUA's) coalition letter to Congress about Center for Integration and Advancement of New Americans (CIANA). Write to your own representative about CIANA.

S. 1925 "VAWA"
To reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and expand its protections to victims of domestic and sexual violence to Native American women, BGLT communities, and immigrants.
Success! See the UUA's statement on the Senate passage of VAWA.

Proposed Legislation in States

State Policies in Brief
Provides information on key proposals affecting sexual and reproductive health and rights, updated monthly by the Guttmacher Institute's policy analysts to reflect the most recent legislative, administrative and judicial actions

What Are the Laws in my State?
A resource of National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL) Pro-Choice America, it describes states' existing laws concerning contraception, abortion, abortion providers and clinics, and other relevant topics. Also evaluates and analyzes the state legislature in its attitude towards reproductive choice.

For more information contact womensissues @ uua.org.

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Last updated on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

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