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Larsen Statement on Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) delivered the below statement after the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade:

“For nearly 50 years, Roe v. Wade guaranteed the right to choose. The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade is wrong, but we are not powerless to fight back.

“The Senate must suspend the filibuster and pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to explicitly safeguard the right to an abortion under federal law, including federal prohibitions against extreme state laws that restrict reproductive health and prohibit unwarranted restrictions singling out abortion services and providers.

“Washington will continue to be a state that strongly supports the right to choose, and a state that will fight to ensure access to safe, affordable reproductive health care to every person that needs it.”

To watch Larsen’s brief video statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision, click here.