skip to main content

S. 1975 (117th): Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021

Call or Write Congress

A bill to protect a person's ability to determine whether to continue or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider's ability to provide abortion services.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Richard Blumenthal

Sponsor. Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Jun 8, 2021
Length: 26 pages
Jun 8, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 8, 2021, 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).


47 Cosponsors (44 Democrats, 3 Independents)

See Instead

H.R. 3755 (same title)
Failed Cloture — Feb 28, 2022


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Hirono Statement Following Republican Refusal to Protect Women’s Reproductive Freedom
    — Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI] (Co-sponsor) on May 11, 2022

Padilla Celebrates Latino Activism in Speech Demanding Action to Protect Voting Rights
    — Sen. Alejandro “Alex” Padilla [D-CA] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 15, 2021

House moves to guarantee all Americans access to abortion care
    — Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1] on Sep 24, 2021

More statements at ProPublica Represent...


Jun 8, 2021

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

S. 1975 (117th) 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. 1975. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“S. 1975 — 117th Congress: Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021.” 2021. March 28, 2023 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.