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Foster Statement on Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

Jun 29, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, striking down a Louisiana law restricting access to abortion clinics:

“Today, the Supreme Court struck down a blatant attempt to undermine a woman's right to control her reproductive health – a major victory for everyone who has been fighting to protect reproductive rights and access to safe abortion care for all women.

“As a scientist, I find it deeply disturbing when lawmakers try to make it more difficult for women to access reproductive health care or interfere with the patient-physician relationship. A woman’s right to choose is the law of the land, and efforts to roll back reproductive freedoms are fundamentally unconstitutional and dangerous. I applaud the Supreme Court’s ruling, but this will not be the last time reproductive rights come under attack. I will continue to fight to protect them and work to ensure all women have access to safe and affordable reproductive health care.”