Gosnell Protection Act gets DC hearing; Shaheen is co-sponsor

Americans United for Life is reporting that Tuesday, July 15, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on S. 1696. Called by its supporters a “Women’s Health Protection Act,” this federal bill would gut all legislation now in place to regulate abortion. New Hampshire’s parental notification law and partial-birth abortion ban are two of the laws that would be lost if S. 1696 were to pass.

Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire’s senior senator, is a co-sponsor of this bill. It was introduced last November, along with a companion bill in the House (see Shaheen, Kuster co-sponsoring the Gosnell Taught Us Nothing Act).

Women’s health? Hardly. This is a Gosnell Protection Act. It would leave abortion to the abortionists. No parental involvement. No conscience protection for health care workers who refuse to participate in abortion. Complete protection for sex selection abortion and eugenic abortion. No counseling required.

Will any of Shaheen’s 2014 challengers call her on this?

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Text of S.1696

AUL analysis of the bill