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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement on Senator McConnell’s announcement of a show vote on anti-abortion legislation leading medical organizations have vocally opposed.

 “This bill is unnecessary, harmful, and would put Vice President Pence and Republicans in Congress right where they don’t belong: in between a woman and her health care provider as she is making deeply personal health decisions. As leading medical groups have repeatedly said, this politically-driven legislation should never become law—and Democrats are going to stand with women, doctors, nurses, and everyone who truly cares about women’s health and rights to make absolutely sure it doesn’t.”