First, we as citizens should have the right to have whatever medical procedures we and our doctor deem fit. This is a medical privacy right and a right to bodily autonomy. Second, abortions happen whether or not they are legal. Making abortions harder to get only makes them more dangerous. The consequences can be is seen is Texas. The state in the past few years has closed a significant number of reproductive health care provider avenues. As a result, the maternal mortality rate has doubled! As a healthcare professional that seriously concerns me. Third, this type of legislation disproportionately affects poor women and women of color. This legislation is paternalistic, unsafe, and unjust!