The House of Representatives voted to approve the Women’s Health Protection Act this morning, a sweeping bill that pro-life advocates warn would wipe away state pro-life laws across the country. The measure passed with a vote of 218 to 211.
Melanie Israel, a research associate for the Devos Center of Religion and Civil Society at the Heritage Foundation, told CBN News she considers the bill to be very dangerous for women and unborn babies alike.
Israel also wrote about it in a new report from Heritage saying it’s a danger to pro-life efforts of any kind, past and present.
“The bill would prevent state protections for children from abortion based on their sex, race, or diagnosis of a genetic abnormality such as Down Syndrome—policies that, in the words of Justice Clarence Thomas, ‘promote a State’s compelling interest in preventing abortion from becoming a tool of modern-day eugenics’,” she wrote.
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