DNC Chair Jaime Harrison Statement on Arizona Supreme Court Upholding Extreme Abortion Ban

In response to the Arizona Supreme Court’s ruling, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement: 

“Today, MAGA Republicans rolled the clock back 160 years on women’s rights. The Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to uphold an archaic and dangerous abortion ban from 1864 with no exceptions for health, rape, or incest rests squarely on Donald Trump’s shoulders. Trump said so himself – he is proud that he overturned Roe v. Wade and fully supports every draconian abortion ban that his extreme MAGA allies can push through in states across the country.

“Women’s lives are at risk. Doctors are under threat of prosecution and jail time. Trump is responsible – period.

“This shouldn’t be happening in America, but Trump and his allies are hellbent on inserting themselves into the most personal decisions women can make, even including contraception and IVF. This ban is beyond cruel, and things will only get worse if Trump gets another term. Trump has called for ‘punishment’ for women who have an abortion, and his MAGA allies are already pushing a plan that would allow Trump to rip away access to reproductive care in all 50 states with or without Congress. 

“The stakes are clear: Reproductive freedom is on the ballot in November, and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the only candidates who will fight to codify Roe and stand up for women’s right to make their own health care decisions.”