Stop the ban on travel for young people seeking abortions
SB 1971/HB 1895 bans travel for minors to seek an abortion with anyone other than their parent or legal guardian, even if they have permission from the person’s parents or guardian.
This bill creates a new felony criminal offense for anyone other than a parent or legal guardian who “recruits, harbors, or transports” a minor for the purpose of obtaining an abortion.
When abortion is restricted or banned, the impact of these bans falls hardest on those already facing unequal barriers to health care, especially young people, people with limited incomes, LGBTQ+ people, and Black and Brown people.
SB 1971/HB 1895 harms young people’s ability to access the support of those they trust when they need it most. It is absurd and cruel to force a pregnant young person to navigate laws and systems that are designed to deprive them of the ability to make their own decisions.
TAKE ACTION: Tell politicians that no one should be able to interfere with a young person’s decision about their body, life, and future.