January 22, 2020

Cortez Masto: On 47th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Fight for Women’s Reproductive Freedom Is as Important as Ever

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement honoring the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

“More than 45 years after the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling made a woman’s right to choose the law of the land, far too many women across the country are facing burdensome barriers to reproductive health care, long drives to women’s health clinics and outright bans on abortion procedures. While I’m proud that Nevada is rejecting these restrictive trends by passing legislation that removes undue burdens on abortion rights and protects women’s health care, Congress has a lot of work to do to ensure that women’s right to make their own reproductive decisions doesn’t depend on where they live, their race, or how much money they have in the bank. I’m going to continue to fight in the Senate for what the American people want: comprehensive health care and reproductive justice. We must stop Republicans’ assault on access to abortion and reproductive health care. The rights of American women to make their own health decisions should not be up for debate. These are fundamental human rights.”

BACKGROUND:

Just this month, more than 200 Republicans in Congress submitted an amicus brief to an upcoming Supreme Court case arguing that Roe should be overturned entirely. Senator Cortez Masto is fighting back. She is a proud cosponsor of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act to protect every woman’s constitutionally-guaranteed right to comprehensive reproductive health care and the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), which promises equal access to abortion, everywhere. She has also strongly opposed the Administration’s move to kick Planned Parenthood and other women’s health care providers out of the Title X family planning program and reduce access to health care for millions of women.

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