Week In Review March 3, 2017

When JAC began in 1980, there were only 18 women in Congress. Today 105 women serve in the House and Senate. Women have made significant strides in government. They have contributed to every aspect of society, as well. During Women's History month in March, we honor women for their achievements and impact in our lives. However, we must also remember the challenges that remain.

Roe v Wade has never been more at risk. More than 1,000 abortion restrictions have been enacted since that landmark court decision. A new bill introduced in Congress would constitute a total abortion ban. This bill would prohibit abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy -- before many women even realize they're pregnant. 

These are challenging and frightening times. We have an anti-choice President and a Congress filled with extremists committed to ending women's reproductive freedom. If we aren't successful in our fight to block Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, safe and legal abortion may end. 

JAC candidates are fighting to protect our rights for access to health care, to protecting women from domestic violence to economic parity. In honor of Women's History Month, make a donation to JAC. We can't end Congress' war on women without electing women - and men - who share that commitment. Your contribution to JAC helps us in that important mission. Thank you for your support.