Washington, D.C. - Last week, Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) introduced the Health, Opportunity, Protecting Life, Education (HOPE) Act.
"Many women feel unprepared and think abortion is the only solution to an unplanned pregnancy," said Rep. Fischbach. "It is crucial to support women facing an unexpected pregnancy, so they are empowered to choose life. The HOPE Act provides tangible ways we can help expectant mothers at a time when they need it most."
This legislation has the support of top pro-life organizations in America.
“As we prepare to welcome more precious children into the world in this new Dobbs era, we must ensure that moms and babies have access to life-saving material, educational and health care resources,” said Hon. Marilyn Musgrave, SBA Pro-Life America’s vice president of government affairs. “Rep. Fischbach’s HOPE Act protects children and offers true empowerment for women in many ways, including recognizing the importance of parental rights and informed consent and expanding access to critical resources that help pregnant mothers before and after they give birth. We are grateful for her leadership and urge her colleagues to support this important bill.” - Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America
"National Right to Life applauds Rep. Fischbach for introducing the HOPE Act. Now more than ever, it is important to give mothers all the resources they need to assist them during and after pregnancy. The pro-life movement has always been committed to helping unborn children and their mothers. The HOPE Act expands on this commitment by providing necessary health, educational, and real-time support resources to assist pregnant women and their child. We are grateful to Rep. Fischbach for her efforts to support mothers and create a culture of life." - National Right to Life Committee.
“The Health, Opportunities, Protecting Life, Education (HOPE) Act offered by Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach is a comprehensive piece of legislation to advance the best care for expectant moms. Women in unexpected pregnancies should be afforded opportunity and access to the support they need and offered information on how to bring a healthy baby into the world -- rather than be incentivized to abort their unborn child. Women deserve better. Family Policy Alliance will continue to support legislation like the HOPE Act so that minors are protected, and women are offered real help and empowerment during uncertain times.” – Family Policy Alliance
“On behalf of the Abortion Survivors Network and the tens of thousands of abortion survivors and their families, we applaud Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach’s leadership in introducing the Health, Opportunity, Protecting Life, Education (HOPE) Act. The Abortion Survivors Network is committed to serving survivors of abortion at any gestational age, along with their mothers, who deserve compassionate prenatal and postpartum care, a delivery plan, and emotional support. Let us continue to work together to ensure survivors and their families receive the best medical and emotional care possible. We are proud to stand with Congresswoman Fischbach in support of this legislation.” – Abortion Survivors Network
The HOPE Act will improve access to prenatal telehealth care and support positive alternatives for women through pregnancy centers that provide assistance with medical care, housing, childcare, and parenting education. It will improve and consolidate access to updated information that is critical to expectant mothers. It requires parental notification so parents are informed if their child is looking into making the life-altering decision of having an abortion. And, it prohibits Planned Parenthood from accessing any federal mandatory or discretionary funds. In order to maintain their federal funding, the organization must certify that it will not perform or support other entities that perform abortions.