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Amnesty International USA Statement in Response to the Introduction of Federal Abortion Ban Legislation

September 14, 2022

Responding to the news that Senator Lindsay Graham had introduced a bill in the US Senate that would ban most abortions nationwide after 15 weeks, Tarah Demant, Interim National Director of Programs,  Government Relations and Advocacy at Amnesty International USA, said:

“Make no mistake: this bill is a national abortion ban and, if enacted, would be a gross violation of human rights – including the rights to life, health, bodily autonomy, and privacy – and dignity. Congress should be moving to protect human rights; instead, Senator Graham is trying to move the United States further backwards and attacking the rights of women, girls, and people who can get pregnant. 

“The decision of whether or not to carry a pregnancy to term should be the decision of the pregnant person alone, not politicians.”

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