Women and Families Beware, the New GOP Congress is Here

January 15, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

Women and Families Beware, the New GOP Congress is Here

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While the beginning of a new year is usually a time filled with hope and progress, the outset of 2015 couldn’t feel more different. That’s because last week marked the start of the GOP-dominated, 114th Congress. And, already, many of its members have renewed attacks on family planning, reproductive healthcare, and efforts to combat climate change with the knowledge that the Senate is no longer controlled by Democrats who would block their most extreme measures.

The past eight days have seen the emergence of five anti-abortion bills that, if passed, would severely limit women’s access to the procedure. Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) revived a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, while Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) introduced four similarly-harmful bills.

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