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Simpson Voted Against Abortion Bill

Simpson Voted Against Abortion Bill

 

Washington DC- Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-02) on Friday voted in strong opposition to H.R. 3755, the Women’s Health Protection Act, extreme anti-life legislation that would allow abortion at any time for any reason.

 

First introduced by Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), H.R. 3755 attacks the unborn by cementing access to abortion services nationwide up until the birth of the child and voids nearly every state law that protects unborn children, including parental consent laws and limits on late-term abortions.

 

“I am appalled that Democrats would bring such extreme pro-abortion legislation to the floor of the House,” said Simpson.  “As a proudly pro-life Member of Congress, I will continue to defend the right to life for unborn babies and fight radical legislation like the bill before us today.”

 

In addition to granting a green light for late-term abortions, H.R. 3755 includes vague language that could jeopardize conscience protections for medical professionals.  It would also allow discriminatory abortions based off sex, race, and disability.  This is contrary to the will of most Americans, a majority of whom oppose abortions with no limits.

 

“This abortion on demand bill proves once again that my Democratic colleagues are out of touch with the American people,” Simpson continued.  “Instead of wasting time on extreme legislation that will never become law, it is my hope that Congress will refocus our attention on the pressing issues facing our nation like the looming debt crisis and rapidly-approaching end of the fiscal year.”

 

Despite unanimous Republican opposition, H.R. 3755 passed in the House with a largely party line vote of 218-211.  The bill now heads to the Senate where it is unlikely to receive consideration.

 

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