Titus Statement Following U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
Washington, DC, June 24, 2022 | Sara Severens (202-924-1719)
Today Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01), a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus, issued the following statement addressing the U.S. Supreme Court’s majority opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01), a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus, issued the following statement addressing the U.S. Supreme Court’s majority opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:
“Today’s decision is an attack on the right to control our bodies, health, and futures. Despite pledging to respect precedent, conservative justices have effectively struck down the legal right to abortion enshrined by Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Abortion rights are human rights and should not be subject to the political whims of the few.
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. Today’s decision is an assault on all women but particularly those living in minority, underserved, and impoverished communities. They will be forced to take drastic and unsafe measures to self-manage abortions or carry unwanted pregnancies to term.
“Our history is brimful of brave women fighting injustice in the face of adversity. This battle will be no different and it is not over yet. I cosponsored and voted to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to codify abortion rights nationwide. The Supreme Court has refused to protect our fundamental right to body autonomy, so the Senate must act now to end the filibuster and send this critical legislation to the President’s desk.
“This will not stop here. Conservative judges have already stated an intention to revisit other constitutional rights like contraception and same-sex marriage. Thus begins the outrageous, but not surprising, erosion of long-standing human rights in this country.”