Scott Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Texas Reproductive Rights Case

September 2, 2021
Press Release

NEWPORT NEWS, VACongressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision against blocking SB8, a state law that effectively bans abortion in Texas:

“Women have the right to make decisions about their own bodies and their health care. That has been understood by courts and lawmakers for decades. The Supreme Court failed to block SB8, which clearly violates the precedent set fifty years ago in Roe v. Wade, especially insofar as it makes no exceptions for the life and health of the mother. This law jeopardizes the health and safety of women all over the country, and this ruling opens the door to further abortion restrictions in other states. This cannot stand. It is clear that Congress must enact the Women’s Health Protection Act to protect the rights guaranteed under Roe v. Wade.”

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