The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that Ohio can defund Planned Parenthood because the organization performs abortions. In response, national prochoice organizing project #VOTEPROCHOICE’s co-founder Heidi Sieck issued the following statement: “Today we are one step closer to becoming a forced birth nation”
Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the Senate will vote Monday, February 25 on the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” a hyperbolic and unscientific piece of propaganda from anti-choice extremists. In response, National prochoice organizing project #VOTEPROCHOICE’s co-founder Heidi Sieck issued the following statement: “This is hyperbolic anti-choice propaganda masquerading as legislation”
National pro-choice organizing project #VOTEPROCHOICE’s co-founder and Nebraska native Heidi Sieck issued the following statement: “This is hyperbolic anti-choice propaganda masquerading as legislation” as U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) pushes for a vote today on his “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” in the Senate.
The conservative antichoice minority is working overtime to demonize and isolate prochoice champions like Virginia House of Delegates Member Kathy Tran, a #VOTEPROCHOICE-endorsed candidate. Let us be crystal clear: America is a staunchly prochoice nation — 72% of Americans support the right to reproductive freedom.
“Oklahoma State Senator Joseph Silk is trying to turn America into a forced birth nation. State Senator Silk just introduced legislation to make abortion a felony homicide punishable by life in prison — this is unconscionable and we cannot let this stand” - statement from #VOTEPROCHOICE co-founder Heidi Sieck
“The confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh is a fight for the moral compass of our nation and the kind of government we want to have for generations to come. We must learn from the mistakes of 1991, when both Republicans and Democrats shamed, demeaned, and ignored Anita Hill for speaking up about sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas,” said Heidi Sieck, coalition organizer and cofounder of #VOTEPROCHOICE.
“Cuomo has been governor for eight years. In that time, he hasn’t just ignored our reproductive freedom—he manipulated the state senate and, more infuriatingly, the reproductive rights community, to create an aura of pro-choice support around him while actively blocking legislation that could strengthen New York’s reproductive health protections.” - Heidi L. Sieck
“5 prochoice champions just won their primaries— because America is a prochoice nation that staunchly supports a woman’s right to choose,” said Heidi Sieck, Co-founder and CEO of #VOTEPROCHOICE. "Now we see, time and time again, that we do not need to abandon abortion in order to win. Today's prochoice victories sends a clear signal to Democrats across the country: we can and must put reproductive freedom front and center in races up and down the ballot this year. ”