The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) is a federal bill that, if passed, would establish a statutory right for healthcare providers to provide, and their patients to receive, abortion care without medically unnecessary restrictions, limitations, and bans that single out abortion and impede access to care. The bill would put a stop to harmful restrictions and bans, and it would protect the right to access abortion care for all, no matter where someone happens to live. With the U.S. Supreme Court having overturned Roe v. Wade, passing WHPA is more important than ever.
In the 118th Congress, WHPA is led by Senator Tammy Baldwin in the Senate and Representative Judy Chu in the House. In March of 2023, NCLR led a letter signed by 57 LGBTQI+ organizations in support of WHPA.