Hillary Clinton vowed to “stand up for women and our rights to access reproductive health care,” in a fundraising email after the House voted to pass the Pain Capable Unborn Protection Act.
In a email to supporters, after readers click on “Stand with Hillary on Reproductive Health,” they are brought to a form to enter their email address, then to a donation form.
The bill that passed the House mostly along party lines Wednesday with Republican support bans most abortions after 20 weeks, when evidence shows unborn children are able to feel pain.
“Instead of helping everyday Americans and their families, these politicians are trying to take women back more than 40 years,” said an email message with Clinton’s signature. “This bill puts women's health and rights at risk. It undermines the role doctors play in personal health care decisions, and it burdens survivors of sexual assault.”
But the characterization of the bill could put Clinton at odds with the mainstream. The limited ban plays in favor of Republicans on an issue that typically divides the country.
A Quinnipiac University poll from November 2014 says that 60 percent support a ban on abortions after 20 weeks. That included 59 percent of women and 46 percent of Democrats backing the 20-week ban.