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Burgess: Abortion for all is not Women’s health care

September 24, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement after the House voted to pass the far left’s radical Abortion on Demand legislation.

“This legislation does not codify Roe v. Wade. This is retaliation against state legislatures for advancing pro-life legislation as requested by their constituents," said Burgess. 

“Further, this bill is not women’s health care. The U.S. Supreme Court already defined that in Harris v. McRae. The Court stated: it is ‘inherently different from other medical procedures, because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a potential life.’ This bill instead takes dangerous steps that jeopardize patient safety by abolishing health and safety regulations for facilities that perform abortions, authorizing non-physicians to perform the procedure, and allowing for abortions to be performed by telemedicine. Abortion is not a simple procedure and can pose a high risk to patient safety.

“I have dedicated my career to the health and well being of women and babies, and there is no reason for me to stop now.”