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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

CONGRESSWOMAN LAWRENCE STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION IN TEXAS REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS CASE

June 28, 2016
Press Release

CONGRESSWOMAN LAWRENCE STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION IN TEXAS REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS CASE


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, rejecting Texas’s efforts to undermine a woman’s constitutionally protected right to make her own health decisions:

“Today’s ruling marks a historic victory for women across this country! I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a shameless attempt to steal a woman’s access to comprehensive health care, a right guaranteed by the Constitution.

“While this ruling is a major step forward, we must continue to fight changes and reforms that endanger and limit a woman’s right to health care, family planning, and affordable contraception.

“The Constitution grants women the right to take charge of their own health, not her partner, her physician and surely not male policy makers in Washington.  I will continue to stand against Republicans and any other group that seeks to attack the rights of women and their reproductive health.”

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