Urge Delaware Senators to expand abortion access NOW!
In a devastating decision on June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, rolling back protections for abortion across the entire country. Now, at least 26 states are likely to ban abortion, with perhaps more to follow. It's more important than ever that states like Delaware – that have guaranteed abortion rights – pass laws that will expand access to those rights.
State lawmakers have recently introduced a bill, HB 455, to allow Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs) like nurse practitioners and physicians assistants to provide procedural abortion care. We need you to send a message to your state senator urging them to pass HB 455 before the 2022 legislative session ends on June 30.
HB 455 builds upon the successful passage of HB 320 earlier this year, which allowed APCs to provide medication abortion care. APCs are extremely well-qualified clinicians, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has long supported expanding their ability to provide the full range of abortion care. Procedural abortions are safe to perform, with a significantly lower rate of complications compared to labor and delivery, which APCs already routinely perform.
Delaware has already been a leader by guaranteeing abortion rights in state law. Now we need to take additional steps to ensure that right is expanded, so that abortion care will become increasingly accessible to all who need it.