Legislators must not restrict abortion access for sex-trafficking victims


Today, the U.S. Senate is expected to take up the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. A benign name for a bill with a good cause, the act establishes funding to help survivors of sex trafficking. However, the legislation also unnecessarily contains a provision that restricts abortion.

This provision does nothing to help sex-trafficking victims. As a Virginian and an advocate for women’s rights, I urge Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner to stand strong against this attempt to undermine reproductive decision-making.

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