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S. 1645 (116th): Women’s Health Protection Act of 2019

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A bill to protect a woman's ability to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider's ability to provide reproductive health care services, including abortion services.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Richard Blumenthal

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2019
Length: 21 pages
May 23, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 23, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


43 Cosponsors (41 Democrats, 2 Independents)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

As Supreme Court Rules on Anti-abortion Law, Blumenthal, Chu, Baldwin, Fudge, and Frankel Call on Colleagues to Pass Women's Health Protection Act
    — Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT] (Sponsor) on Jun 29, 2020

As Supreme Court Rules on Anti-Abortion Law, Baldwin, Blumenthal, Chu, Fudge, and Frankel Call on Colleagues to Pass Women’s Health Protection Act
    — Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 29, 2020

As SCOTUS Agrees to Hear New Challenge To Roe, Congress Must Act to Protect Abortion Access following Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett
    — Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21] on Oct 27, 2020

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May 23, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 1645 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1645. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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