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July 15, 2022

Congresswoman Bourdeaux Votes To Protect Access To Women’s Health Care

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) voted to pass two pieces of legislation aimed at protecting access to reproductive services and health care. The Women’s Health Protection Act and the Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom Act both aim to ensure women are able to access critical health care services including abortion.

“In June, the Supreme Court overturned 50 years of legal precedent and put millions of women at risk,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “Bills like Georgia’s HB481 — an extreme 6-week abortion ban passed by Gov. Kemp and state Republicans — mean that women and doctors can face criminal charges and even charges of murder for even very early stage abortions. Because prosecutors now get to make medical decisions for women, they will get to decide whether or not to charge a doctor. This will almost certainly eliminate access to all abortions in Georgia — even ones that are necessary for the life or health of the woman. The legislation we passed today is critical to blocking legislation like HB481 and protecting the lives of Georgia’s women.”

To protect access to critical health care, House Democrats passed two strong bills to defend women’s right to reproductive freedom:

  • The Women’s Health Protection Act – voting for a second time on this strong, focused legislation to once again make the protections of Roe v. Wade the law of the land. 
  • The Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom Act – legislation stopping Republicans from criminalizing, fining or suing women who exercise their constitutional right to travel across state lines to obtain an abortion.

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Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure. 

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.