Spanberger Statement on Leaked Supreme Court Draft Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade

HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement on the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion concerning the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

“The United States of America should not be a country where women are dying from back-alley abortions. This is a profoundly personal issue with real consequences for the lives of American women. Green-lighting states to ban abortion in all cases — including rape or incest — would only endanger the lives of those grappling with the hardest decision of their lives. These harrowing decisions should remain between a woman, her family, and her doctor.

“This leaked draft Supreme Court opinion is poised to erase a woman’s right to privacy and reproductive healthcare that has been settled law for nearly a half century. The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to codify Roe v. Wade. The U.S. Senate needs to follow suit and pass this bill.”

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