We’re all hearing a lot about anti-choice legislation right now. From Texas to Ohio to Virginia, anti-choice lawmakers are restricting access to abortion and other health care services, especially for low-income women.
DC is not immune to this. According to the National Women’s Law Center:
“The District of Columbia—unlike any of the fifty states—is currently barred from using its local funds to provide abortion services for low-income women. This ban prohibits D.C. from deciding how to spend its own revenue and threatens the health of its residents."
To help raise awareness, the #WeAreDC Campaign is collecting photos of women holding signs expressing solidarity with DC. Some of us here at NCWO submitted our photo yesterday, expressing our solidarity!
The DC Abortion Fund is one of the partner organizations responsible for launching #WeAreDC. They are a wonderful, volunteer run organization working to help women break through the barriers created by anti-choice lawmakers.
The House Judiciary Committee has held eight anti-abortion or anti-family planning votes or hearings so far this Congress. This morning, they’re scheduled to make it nine. The Committee will be considering the so-called “District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” which would ban abortion in the District of Columbia at 20 weeks.