(The Hill) Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called on Congress to pass a bill that would invalidate state laws and regulations restricting abortions.

On the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, Blumenthal said “anti-choice extremists” were still pushing “unconscionable and unconstitutional” state statutes designed to restrict a woman’s right to choose.

“We cannot allow such unconstitutional laws to stand between women and their doctors — preventing them from making personal decisions about their healthcare based on their own values and privacy rights,” Blumenthal said in a press release Wednesday. “My hope is that Congress will pass The Women’s Health Protection Act – legislation … that would invalidate regulations and laws intended to restrict a woman’s right to choose or access other reproductive health services.”

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