Another Divisive Attack on Human Life
For immediate release: September 24, 2021
CURE demands Congress vote down H.R. 3755; “abortion is not healthcare”
Washington, D.C. – Today the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a policy and research center dedicated to fighting poverty and seeking solutions for black families to grow and their communities to flourish, sent letters to Capitol Hill calling on Members of Congress to oppose H.R. 3755, the “Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021,” being debated in the U.S. House Friday and that advances the false premise that abortion on demand is health care.
“Abortion is not healthcare,” said Star Parker, Founder and President of CURE. “This bill demonizes those who recognize the scientific reality of human life in the womb, undermines religious freedom, and injects the federal government into an area of state jurisdiction. We urge Members of Congress to adamantly oppose this radical legislation.”
This legislation would override the judgment of every state legislature in America and impose a national regime of abortion on demand up until the moment of birth, CURE points out in their letter. “While the bill purports to address abortion prior to “viability,” it cites a judicially-created “health” exception [Sec. 2(a)(2)] that encompasses any kind of social or emotional circumstance to eviscerate any state limitation on abortion after viability (effectively up until the moment of birth).
This legislation would eliminate even the most modest and publicly-supported provisions like parental notification laws and it would preempt application of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act a bill that was sponsored in the House by Rep. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), passed the Senate by a vote of 97-3, and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
“Even more appalling, this bill seeks to link pro-life Americans to ‘systems of oppression . . . white supremacy, and anti-Black racism.’” As a black woman, I find this inflammatory rhetoric especially ironic when you consider that the largest abortion provider in America has a history of targeting women of color and was founded by an avowed eugenicist who wanted to eliminate ‘human weeds’ from American civilization,” said Parker.
CURE is a policy and research center dedicated to fighting poverty and restoring dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility. CURE seeks free-market solutions to provide education, employment, healthcare and the opportunity for black families to grow and their communities to flourish.