CWLC OpEd: Politics Are Endangering Health Care

Today, our Op-Ed appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune about the dangerous role politics has been playing in women’s health care. You can read it here.

For nearly three years, many states across the country have joined the White House in attacking women’s rights and passed legislation to limit reproductive health care options. In a bit of good and welcome news, earlier this week a federal judge blocked an Alabama law from taking effect that nearly banned abortion in the state and would have made it a felony for doctors to provide the care. This is a temporary ruling for women in Alabama, so the fight continues.

While Alabama’s law was the most far-reaching anti-abortion measure passed since 2016, multiple states have passed bills attempting to limit abortion access. Thankfully, all have been temporarily blocked by federal judges, but the ultimate goal of anti-abortion extremists is to continue to advance cases like these to the U.S. Supreme Court in a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. 

All women deserve access to health care without political interference. CWLC joins advocates across the country in the battle to protect reproductive rights in California and beyond.