February 28, 2022

Cassidy Votes Against Democrats’ Abortion-on-Demand Bill to Allow Abortion Up to Birth

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted against Democrats’ radical Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act, or the so-called the Women’s Health Protection Act. The bill would gut state laws to protect unborn children and the health and safety of their mothers by establishing a sweeping federal mandate to legalize abortion.

“Russia has plunged the world into an international crisis, and Democrats’ top priority this week is legalizing abortion up until birth,” said Dr. Cassidy. “America’s focus right now should be on protecting lives, not ending them.”

The Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act would ban many popular state laws placing reasonable limitations on abortion. The bill: 

  • Makes every state a late-term abortion state
  • Bans states from stopping gruesome dismemberment abortion
  • Parents would not know, or have any say over, if their daughter has an abortion
  • Allows mail-order abortions without an in-person visit and prescribed by a doctor outside the state or country
  • Bans informed consent provisions to ensure mothers have access to counseling and information about abortion complications
  • Bans reflection periods establishing time between the counseling or ultrasound and abortion
  • Bans laws prohibiting discriminatory abortions on the basis of race, sex, or diagnosis of a disability like Down syndrome
  • Bans laws to prevent coerced abortion
  • Bans conscience protections laws that protect the religious freedom rights of healthcare professionals to not participate in abortion