May 31, 2019
San Francisco — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on Louisiana’s new abortion ban, which prohibits abortion at as early as six weeks, before most women know they are pregnant, and does not contain exceptions for cases of rape or incest:
“Louisiana’s draconian new abortion ban is the latest in a heartbreaking and nationwide assault against women’s reproductive freedoms. These bans show a staggering lack of respect for women: for their health, for their control over their bodies and for their right to make decisions about the timing and size of their families.
“Every woman, everywhere has the constitutional and moral right to basic reproductive health care. We will fight these immoral and dangerous attacks on women’s health and freedoms with all our strength.”