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Politicians have no place in the exam room

May 17, 2019

Once again, politicians around the country are slinging extremist rhetoric and often blatant lies to promote an anti-women agenda — with complete disregard for the real-life consequences for American families.

They know what they’re doing: a six-week abortion ban is effectively a total ban because many would not yet know they were pregnant at that time.

Let me make this clear: Alabama’s bill will not end abortions. Instead, it will put women in dangerous and deadly situations.

Lawmakers in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, and Kentucky seem to think they know how to make intimate health care decisions better than women and their doctors. Other states are gearing up to follow suit.

We will fight this, and every other threat to reproductive choice that comes our way. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

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