BBT Statement on Reported Supreme Court Draft Opinion Overturning Roe vs. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania V. Casey
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BBT STATEMENT ON REPORTED SUPREME COURT DRAFT OPINION OVERTURNING ROE VS. WADE AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA V. CASEY
Fundamental right to abortion care under threat from conservatives on the Court and Republicans in Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Building Back Together Executive Director Danielle Melfi released the following statement on POLITICO’s reporting on a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey:
“Today’s reporting is a stark reminder that the fundamental right to abortion is under attack. The American people are watching whether a narrow majority of Republican-appointed judges will rip it away. It is our sincere hope that the justices will continue to deliberate and choose a different path—one that upholds nearly half a century of precedent.
“As of this moment, Roe and Casey remain the law of the land and access to abortion a fundamental right. The Biden-Harris Administration continues to fight tirelessly to ensure this remains true — while Republicans in Congress are working relentlessly to constrain the freedom to seek access to reproductive healthcare. We call on the Senate to act swiftly to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act and work with this Administration to ensure this country is not pushed backward on equality by Republicans in Congress and conservatives on the Court.”