Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on House Passage of 20 Week Abortion Ban

Oct 3, 2017 Issues: Protecting Reproductive Health

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) made the following statement after the House passed 20 week abortion ban legislation.

"I am extremely disappointed that the House of Representatives passed this restrictive and repressive bill. Women across the country deserve better. This law is a continuation of the Republican Party’s assault on women’s reproductive health. There are too many scenarios, too many variables and too much complexity for pregnancy to be anything but a personal decision. With 3.4 million of our fellow Americans in need in Puerto Rico, families in pain following the horrific shooting in Las Vegas, and hardworking families all over the country looking for an economic boost, I cannot comprehend why Republicans at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue remain fixated on attacking women’s reproductive rights,” said Congressman Ryan.