This week, a group of U.S. senators introduced the Women's Health Protection Act, which Carol Tobias of the National Right to Life Committee says has nothing to do with health.
“This is a wish list put together by the abortion industry of everything they would like to see in this country,” she explains, “so that there are no limits, no protections for unborn children, and even for their mothers.”
If the Protection Act should pass and be signed into law, it would banish state laws that provide protections for the unborn and override state laws requiring information for women considering an abortion.
The legislation would even overrule state laws that allow medical personnel to opt out of performing abortions.
The prospects of passage?
“We certainly expect it to pass the House,” Tobias says, “but 48 Senators already are on board as supporting this. So we're going to have to push really hard to make sure it does not become law.”