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Rep. Frankel Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after the Supreme Court handed down its decision in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine. The Court unanimously rejected extreme anti-abortion advocates’ attempt to ban mifepristone because the plaintiffs did not have legal standing to bring a claim. While this could leave the…

Reps. Frankel, Salazar, Castor, Letlow Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Maternal Health

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Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-22), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL-27), Kathy Castor (D-FL-14), and Julia Letlow (R-LA-5) released the following statements after re-introducing the Connected Maternal Online Monitoring (MOM) Act, which would improve health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women, as well as their newborns. The bill encourages easier…

ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Advocates for Abortion Access for Veterans

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Washington, DC – Earlier today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22) participated in an Appropriations Committee debate on the Republican-proposed Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill for Fiscal Year 2025, which seeks to restrict essential reproductive health care services and eliminate abortion counseling altogether at Veterans Affairs medical…

ICYMI: Rep. Frankel Warns of Six-Week Abortion Ban Taking Effect Wednesday, May 1st, Highlights Amendment on November Ballot

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West Palm Beach, FL – Earlier today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22) hosted a press conference to discuss the widespread devastating impacts on reproductive health care of Florida’s six-week abortion ban once it takes effect this Wednesday. She also called attention to the amendment on Florida’s ballot this November that would enshrine the right to abortion care in Florida’s…

Rep. Frankel Joins Congressional Colleagues Urging the Supreme Court to Uphold Federal Law and the Right to Emergency Care

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Washington, DC – Last week, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) joined 257 Congressional colleagues in submitting an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold federal law and patients’ rights to emergency medical care. Moyle v. United States and Idaho v. United States are challenging the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires…

Rep. Frankel Statement on Reproductive Freedom Reaching Florida State Ballot and Decision on Six-Week Abortion Ban

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West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after the Florida Supreme Court ruled to include an amendment on the state’s ballot this November that, if passed, will establish in Florida’s constitution a right to abortion before fetal viability (about 24 weeks). It will read that “no law shall prohibit, penalize, delay, or…

Rep. Frankel Supports Bill to Protect IVF Access

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West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Representative Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after pledging her support for the Access to Family Building Act, which would establish a nationwide right to IVF treatment. Frankel also hosted a press conference in Washington, D.C. last week with other House Democrats to express their support for the bill and their commitment to…

Rep. Frankel Statement on Florida Supreme Court Considering Abortion Ban

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West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement as the Florida Supreme Court heard opening arguments in Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, et al. vs. the State of Florida—the case to determine the legality of Florida’s 15-week abortion ban. If the court upholds the 15-week ban, the more recently passed six-week ban will then go…

Rep. Frankel Votes Against Far-Right National Defense Spending Bill

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Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024. House Republicans filled this annual, historically bipartisan bill to the brim with extreme far-right agenda propaganda, including a harmful anti-abortion provision that undermines access to care for women servicemembers. “The National…

Rep. Frankel Statement on Florida Six-Week Abortion Ban

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West Palm Beach, FL — Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after the Florida State House passed SB300. The bill, which now goes to Governor DeSantis to be signed into law, will ban abortions in Florida after six weeks, which is before many women know they are pregnant. Doctors who provide abortion care for patients after the six-week mark could face…