Senator Blumenthal introduces federal legislation to stop anti-abortion laws

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Senator Blumenthal introduced federal legislation in Washington on Thursday aimed at women’s reproductive rights.

This comes after several states passed restrictive laws regarding abortion.

The topic of abortion has always been controversial, and it’s become even more controversial as of lately, setting off an intense debate between those who are pro-life and pro-choice.

Last week, Alabama passed a near total ban on abortion — one of the strictest in the country. 

Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia and Arkansas also signed somewhat similar bills into law.  Other states are expected to follow suit. 

This is what’s prompting Senator Richard Blumenthal and other lawmakers from across the country to introduce the “Women’s Health Protection Act”. 

Related: Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules

It would combat what those Washington lawmakers are calling an attack on women’s reproductive freedom and guarantee access to abortion for everyone, everywhere. 

On one side, people are advocating for a women’s right to choose. Others say it’s about advocating for the life of the unborn child. And then, there are people somewhere in the middle.

Even the President came out just this past weekend saying he is pro-life except for cases of rape, incest or if the mother’s life is at risk. 

Senator Blumenthal released more details about the “Women’s Health Protection Act” in the video below or click here for more. 

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