Allred Votes to Protect Women’s Access to Health Care, Defend Against Texas’ Attack on Reproductive Freedom
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted for the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021, which enshrines the protections of Roe v. Wade into federal law. The billl would ensure health care providers can provide abortion care, and patients can receive that care, free from medically unnecessary restrictions. It’s passage comes less than a month after the Supreme Court allowed Texas’ near-total abortion ban to go into effect. Allred is an original cosponsor of the measure.
“Roe v. Wade has been settled law for nearly 50 years but earlier this month the Supreme Court neglected to protect Texas women forcing the House to act to protect women’s access to needed health care and defend this long settled law,” said Allred. “Congress must reaffirm the right of Texas women to access legal abortions and today’s vote was a first step in doing so. I will continue to do all I can to defend women’s health care against attacks like SB 8.”
Allred joined 236 of his colleagues in both the House and the Senate in filing an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade.
The Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021 is supported by a broad coalition of groups including Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, AFSCME and the Human Rights Campaign.