Houlahan Issues Statement on SCOTUS Ruling to Overturn Roe

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) issued the following statement:

“For nearly my entire lifetime, Roe was settled precedent.

“In the almost half-century since, I became an engineer, joined the Air Force, started a family, built a business, and ran for Congress.

“I did these things knowing that there was always a choice. A choice that no longer exists.

“[The] decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization strips away that long-established constitutional right to reproductive freedom.

“No longer can we say that all Americans are able to make their own health care decisions.

“Because today, all women have fewer rights than we did yesterday.

“But let us be clear: This decision is not the will of the people. The majority of Americans support access to abortion.

“Even amongst developed nations the U.S. leads in high rates of maternal mortality. Now, the health and safety of even more women, particularly women of color, is in jeopardy.

“As a Member of Congress, I’m proud to have voted to protect abortion access. I assure you that I will vote as many times as I need to ensure that everyone has the freedom to decide what is best for themselves, their health, and their families.

“This heartbreaking, dangerous, and unprecedented decision will set us back nearly half a century, but we will not back down until our rights are restored.”

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