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- Hirono: "The word hypocritical doesn't even begin to cover what is happening to women and children across our country."
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Today, during a
"If the people supporting these laws really care about protecting women and families, they would acknowledge that banning abortion results in more women dying. More women dying, which we know from the highly-regarded Turnaway Study conducted at the
"Nearly half of
"You know, for all of the strong support for bills like this, I would like to see equally strong support for programs that support children and families who are here are now, rather than slashing the HHS budget and
"Rather than taking away Title X funds that are so important to my constituents in
"Not cutting funding for the
"Or not supporting policies that leave guns in the hands of future school shooters and policies that force children into cages at the border.
"The word hypocritical doesn't even begin to cover what is happening to women and children across our country."
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S. 160 would ban almost all abortions after 20 weeks. The bill allows for exceptions only to save the life of the mother or if the mother is a victim of incest or rape. No exceptions would be allowed if the mother's health was at risk or if the fetus had a severe condition making survival unlikely or impossible. The legislation includes a penalty of up to five years in prison for health care providers who perform abortions after 20 weeks that do not meet the bill's narrow exceptions.
Testimony from Dr.