Rosa L. DeLauro

12/01/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2021 14:43

DeLauro Statement on the Supreme Court’s Consideration of Mississippi’s Abortion Law

WASHINGTON - House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) issued this statement on the United States Supreme Court's consideration of Mississippi's near ban on abortions:

"The Mississippi case brought before the Supreme Court is a product of Republican attacks on reproductive rights spanning decades. This case threatens to overturn Roe v. Wade, depriving individuals across the country of their right to choose to have an abortion. I pray that the Supreme Court recognizes the important precedent set by Roe v. Wade, restores these essential health services in Mississippi, and ensures individuals in the 18 states, who have legislative bans on abortion that will automatically make abortion illegal if the landmark decision is overturned, would not lose their access to abortion. Fortunately, Connecticut is not one of these states.

"Across the country, there is a full-scale attack on patients, their health care providers, and their support systems. I was proud to co-sponsor and vote for the Women's Health Protection Act earlier this fall, which would enshrine the right to a safe and legal abortion into law. It is now up to the Senate to pass this critical legislation to end this assault on reproductive freedom once and for all."