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To: Congressman Mike Lawler
Protect our reproductive rights from MAGA attacks!
Women’s right to control their own health care and life decisions is currently at extreme risk from undue governmental interference.
Therefore, as your constituents in the NY-17 CD, the undersigned call on you to cosponsor and actively support the Women's Health Protection Act to codify Roe into federal law and to cosponsor and support the Freedom to Decide Act to protect access to the abortion pill and ensure doctors can provide telemedicine services across state lines to people in need of health care.
Saturday, June 24 is the 1-year anniversary of the Dobbs decision, which overturned an almost 50-year constitutional right—in fact, the first time the Supreme Court has removed an individual right. Since that decision was handed down, 14 states have banned abortions, and about half of the states are expected to enact abortion bans or significant limits on the procedure.
Ending a pregnancy is a personal and private decision—often entailing issues of life and death—that must be returned to the control of the pregnant people.
To mark the anniversary of the day women lost the right to their personal liberty and ability to control their lives, it is incumbent on you to do everything you can to restore that right.
Why is this important?
More than half of US states are almost certain or likely to ban abortion now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade. Several states already have abortion bans on the books, which are now put in motion with the federal government no longer protecting reproductive rights.
With new and proposed abortion bans, tens of millions of people have lost access to this fundamental healthcare. We need to ensure that our Congressman does everything he can to preserve women's rights to bodily autonomy.
How it will be delivered
This petition will be printed out and hand delivered to Congressman Lawler's office.