Foster Statement on Supreme Court Right to Choose ruling
6/29/2020, 6:49 p.m.
Washington - 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.”