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This piece was originally published in the May 11, 2022 edition of CAP Action’s newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

“The game here is not about state’s rights; the goal has always been a national ban on abortions altogether. States’ rights is a smokescreen, nothing more than a distraction, a ruse to hide from the true claims of the MAGA Republicans: a national ban on abortion.” – Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Thirteen states have passed so-called trigger laws that would institute an immediate ban on abortion if Roe v. Wade is officially overturned next month. More than half of all states are poised to outlaw abortion without Roe in place.  

We must unite against the MAGA Republican plan to restrict abortion rights—one that would drag us back more than five decades.

Share this graphic to raise awareness of the immediate threat we all face if Roe v. Wade is overturned:

The image features a headline that reads: If Roe v. Wade is overturned, up to 28 states are poised to ban abortion. A sub-headline reads: MAGA Republicans are fighting to take away abortion rights across the country. Below the headlines is a map of the United States, some are left un-highlighted to show which states support abortion rates and twenty-eight are highlighted red to show which states are hostile to abortion rights. The twenty-eight states are: Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Michigan, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. A footer reads: We need more leaders who defend our constitutional freedoms! To the left of the footer is an image of President Biden at the podium gesturing with his hands.

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This piece was originally published in the May 11, 2022 edition of CAP Action’s newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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