Congress is about to consider a major piece of abortion legislation. But it’s not the kind we’re used to.
It aims to make it illegal for states to circumvent Roe v. Wade by passing Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws that make it logistically difficult or impossible for women to access legal abortion.
“The last time Congress passed proactive legislation to protect abortion rights was in 1994, with the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. The bill responded to attacks on abortion clinics in the 1990s by prohibiting acts of violence against clinics or the women who visited them.”
Meanwhile, there have been dozens of bills proposed to limit abortion rights in 2013 alone.