“We are going to win this battle for women and families who want health care unrestricted by those unnecessary laws,” said Blumenthal
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Earlier today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined advocates from the Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Abortion Access Coalition at a rally outside the Supreme Court to protect abortion access. Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which considers the constitutionality of Mississippi’s restrictive ban on abortion after 15 weeks. The case is the latest effort in the relentless and growing attack on reproductive rights and presents a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.
“That right of privacy is the law of the land now in Roe v. Wade and we need to keep it that way for the sake of all Americans, all American women, everyone who believes in the Constitution,” Blumenthal said at the rally.
Blumenthal is author and lead Senate sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would guarantee equal access to abortion everywhere—and the right of an abortion provider to deliver abortion services—free from medically unnecessary restrictions that interfere with a patient’s individual choice or the provider-patient relationship.
“The Court may never say Roe v. Wade is overturned, it may just chip away at it. That’s why in that building, in the United States Capitol, we need the Women’s Health Protection Act…which establishes a statutory right, a right on the books regardless of what these justices do, regardless of what they decide in Dobbs or in the Texas case,” said Blumenthal.