DNC Statement on GOP Governors’ Attacks on Reproductive Freedom

Today, after Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed into law a near total abortion ban, DNC spokesperson Allyson Bayless released the following statement:

“Make no mistake: Republican lawmakers are waging an unrelenting war on reproductive freedom. From Arizona and Oklahoma to Idaho and Florida, Republicans have proven just how far their party is willing to go to restrict access to safe, legal abortions, despite a majority of voters opposing these harmful and unconstitutional laws. Reproductive health care is on the ballot, and voters know that Democrats will continue to fight against these disgusting attacks on our public health and reproductive freedom.”

In states across the country, Republican governors and legislatures are implementing harmful and unconstitutional laws that restrict access to safe, legal abortions: 

Associated Press: “Idaho governor signs abortion ban modeled on Texas law”

Politico: “Florida lawmakers approve strictest abortion ban in state’s history”

NPR: “Arizona joins a growing list of states that have passed a 15-week abortion ban”

Associated Press: “Oklahoma governor signs bill to make abortion illegal”

Texas Tribune: “Gov. Greg Abbott signs into law one of nation’s strictest abortion measures, banning procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy”