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S. 1975: Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021

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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.

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Sponsor and status

Richard Blumenthal

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 8, 2021
Length: 26 pages
Jun 8, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jun 8, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 8, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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47 Cosponsors (45 Democrats, 2 Independents)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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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

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Jun 8, 2021

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S. 1975 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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