Titus Statement Following Leaked U.S. Supreme Court Opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
Strips Away Reproductive Rights Nationwide
Washington, DC, May 3, 2022 | Sara Severens (202-924-1719)
Today Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) issued the following statement addressing the leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court’s initial majority opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) issued the following statement addressing the leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court’s initial majority opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:
“Yesterday’s draft of the Supreme Court’s initial majority opinion is devastating for women’s access to healthcare across the nation. I am not surprised that this Court, which is more politically charged than ever before, plans to strike down Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The right to choose is being ripped away from women across the country.
“Until there is a final decision in this case, abortion remains legal. But if Roe is overturned, 28 states are poised to enact bans on abortion. Women will be forced to carry their pregnancies to term, under any circumstances. Ultimately, this will lead to some choosing unsafe, dangerous procedures without the guidance of medical professionals. In a country with high maternal mortality rates and limited access to paid family medical leave, reproductive rights are imperative for women to make individual choices about what is best for them and their families.
“I cosponsored and voted to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to codify abortion rights nationwide. It is clear that the Supreme Court will not protect women’s health, so the Senate must act now to end the filibuster and send this critical legislation to the President’s desk.”