Raleigh, NC: Senator Terry Van Duyn has released the following statement on legislative Republicans’ attempt to undermine women’s healthcare.
“As a woman and mother, I want all of us to have safe and affordable healthcare rooted in science. However, Senate Bill 359 is based on lies concocted by extremist Republicans and is nothing but a political stunt without scientific merit. The misleading and dangerous rhetoric used around Senate Bill 359 echoes the same false claims that extreme right-wing activists have been using for years, the facts are- there is no such thing as abortion during labor or delivery.”
Senator Van Duyn continued, “It is time we start respecting women and trusting them to make their own decisions about their bodies with the consultation of their doctors and families. Legislators are trying to shame patients and criminalize doctors for a practice they know doesn’t exist.”