Heinrich Denounces Blocked Debate Of Women’s Health Protection Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after debate was blocked on the Women’s Health Protection Act. This legislation would codify Roe v. Wade into law by establishing a statutory right for a provider to perform abortion services, and would prohibit laws that impose burdensome requirements on access to reproductive health services. 

“A woman has a right to make her own health care decisions without the government getting between her and her medical providers. That right should not depend on what state she lives in,” said Heinrich. “I am extremely disappointed that debate on the Women’s Health Protection Act was blocked today, especially in the midst of imminent, Republican-led efforts to ban abortion services across the country. I trust the women of New Mexico to make their own decisions, and the federal government should, too. ”