MIL-OSI USA: PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT ON SCOTUS DECISION TO OVERTURN ROE V. WADE

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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI)

 

For Immediate Release                             Contact: Tionee Scotland
June 24, 2022                                                    340-201-6453

Press Release

PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT ON SCOTUS DECISION TO OVERTURN ROE V. WADE

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Plaskett (VI), a Member of the House Ways and Means, Budget and Agriculture Committees, released the following statement regarding the Republican-appointed Supreme Court majority vote to overturn Roe v. Wade:

“Today, the Republican-controlled Supreme Court has taken away from American women the right to make their own reproductive health decisions.  It is an alarming and extremist act of judicial activism. It offers a dangerous blueprint for future assaults on some of our most cherished rights.  The door is now open to overturn other rights – birth control, same sex and interracial marriage, the list is long.

“With Roe being overturned, radical Republicans are charging ahead with measures to take away the freedom of choice across our country. House Democrats, in anticipation of today’s very sad decision to roll back the basic freedom of choice, has taken necessary steps to ensure that women can continue to make their own health decisions by passing the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA).

“WHPA would legislatively protect access to legal and safe abortions. We need the Senate however, to pass this vital legislation.  If passed in the Senate, President Biden will sign it into law and states will be barred from enacting arbitrary and medically dangerous barriers to care. I am working every day for better health outcomes for women, and policies that will give women more opportunities to succeed and build the future they want for themselves and their families.

“Today’s decision must be the clarion call to Americans to elect a wave of Democrats to keep our democracy safe and quite literally the safety of the American people. Make no mistake: the rights of women and all-Americans are on the ballot this November.”

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