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If the Supreme Court won't protect abortion rights, Congress must

Make no mistake. By allowing a 6-week abortion ban to go into effect in Texas, the Supreme Court is chucking aside Roe v. Wade, invalidating nearly 50 years of legal precedent, and putting abortion rights at risk for ALL Americans, not just those in Texas.

This law, the most restrictive in the country, is a consequence of stolen Supreme Court seats and what the GOP did to pack the court with conservatives.

But if the Supreme Court won't protect abortion rights, it's clear that Congress must act now to codify Roe v. Wade into law.

This attack on reproductive rights underscores the stakes at the ballot box, as we can no longer take for granted that Roe v. Wade will protect against extremist laws.

Even in a state like Oregon, we must be vigilant to ensure abortion access is guaranteed and not eroded. With this Supreme Court, reproductive freedom will depend on individual states and we cannot afford to take Oregon for granted.



P.S. You can help support abortion access in Texas by giving today to Fund Texas Choice.

Posted on September 2, 2021.