CV News Feed // One pro-life senator introduced new legislation that would require abortion centers to provide mothers with additional information about their child and the risks of abortion.
Last Tuesday, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) introduced the Woman’s Right to Know Act. According to Sen. Blackburn, the legislation proposes that abortion clinics be required to inform women about the risk of abortion and information about their unborn child, including their gestational age and developmental features.
“The Woman’s Right to Know Act protects the sanctity of life for women and children across the nation,“ Senator Blackburn said. “This bill would set long-overdue nationwide standards that most states have already implemented so that women across the nation are provided access to vital information by their medical provider.”
If the legislation is adopted, abortion clinics would be required to provide women with this information at least 24 hours prior to their procedure. Representative Lisa McClain of Missouri is one of the bill’s cosponsors in the House.
Senator Blackburn introduced the bill in the same week that the National March for Life took place in Washington, D.C. The legislation is a major step toward securing more protections for women in the ongoing fight against abortion.
Multiple states already have local legislation similar to the proposed bill. These laws require that abortion facilities provide mothers with truthful information about the risks of abortion and the development of their unborn child.
If passed, this legislation would force all states to adopt similar measures to provide women with more information prior to a scheduled abortion.