Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on Alabama’s Near-Total Abortion Ban

May 16, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Alabama’s near-total abortion ban law, which does not contain exceptions for victims of rape or incest, was signed into law:

“Alabama’s new law is heartbreaking.  Imprisoning doctors and punishing women over access to vital, legal medical care is a staggering violation of both basic morality and constitutional rights.

“Every woman has the right to basic reproductive health care – yet Republicans have trampled over a long-standing constitutional right in their haste to push a radical anti-woman agenda.

“This clear and intentional violation of the Constitution directly imperils the health of countless women, and cannot be allowed to stand.”