Cicilline Condemns Supreme Court Decision Denying Women’s Right to Abortion

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.
“Today, in its radical decision, the Court reversed 50 years of established precedent that recognized and protected a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her health care. Today’s ruling is part of an ongoing, fundamentalist effort by the Republican Party and far right to control women and institute a national abortion ban.
“Fortunately, Rhode Islanders are protected through the Reproductive Privacy Act but, everyone and anyone who cares about basic freedoms in this country should be alarmed by this decision. The far right and the Republican Party have packed the Supreme Court with radical Justices to enact a policy agenda that is deeply unpopular with the American people. They couldn’t pass these policies through the legislative process, and so now have turned to using – and abusing – the Court to circumvent our democracy.
“The House passed the Women’s Health Protection Act last year, but Senate Republicans refuse to allow a vote that guarantees women the most basic right, the right to make decisions about her health care. The American people will have the opportunity to change that in November.”



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