DNC on the Supreme Court Taking Up Dobbs
May 19, 2021
Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced it would take up Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case pertaining to Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban that is widely considered a direct challenge to the protections in Roe v. Wade. In response, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison issued the following statement:
“Abortion is health care. Democrats believe, like the majority of Americans, that our fundamental freedom to make personal decisions about if, when, and how to start or grow a family must remain protected. Reproductive health care has been under attack in state legislatures across the country, and the Supreme Court’s decision to hear this case is further cause for concern.
“Protecting and advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice is the right course, and Democrats are committed to ensuring every American can count on the health care they need and deserve, when they need it.”