#VOTEPROCHOICE co-founder Heidi Sieck: “the threat to Roe is real—and imminent”

Washington D.C—Today, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on legislation to ban abortion at 20 weeks in all 50 states, sponsored by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. In response, #VOTEPROCHOICE co-founder Heidi Sieck issued the following statement:

“It is no secret that the anti-choice minority has spent decades working to overturn Roe v. Wade in state legislatures across the country. Now, emboldened by dangerous men like Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump, these attacks have reached the halls of Congress. Today’s hearing on the 20-week abortion ban bill shows us that the threat to Roe is real—and imminent.

“But the anti-choice minority is just that—a minority. 72% of Americans support safe, legal, accessible abortion. 85% of Americans do not want Roe v Wade overturned. We will not let cowards like Senator Graham return us to a time of back alleys and coat hangers. We must defend everyone’s right to reproductive freedom — especially those who suffer difficult and complex decisions in the later weeks of pregnancy. A bill banning abortions after 20 weeks is a direct affront to reproductive freedom and health. We call on our legislators to loudly stand up for the nation’s prochoice majority at today’s hearing. And we remind those members of Congress who are too afraid to do so: our prochoice nation will show up at the ballot box come Election Day.”