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50 years after Roe v. Wade, they want to ban abortion nationwide

Fifty years ago today, the Supreme Court stood up for reproductive freedom in their historic decision, Roe v. Wade.

But instead of celebrating that milestone, I am gravely concerned about the future of safe and legal abortions across America in the wake of the Dobbs decision that struck down Roe.

If you are confused about where abortion is legal, under what circumstances, and what these bans mean for folks – even here in Washington, where abortion remains legal – that is exactly what the radical anti-abortion forces want: chaos, confusion, and uncertainty.

They are even trying to prosecute doctors, nurses, and patient advocates in pro-freedom states like Washington for helping women around the country get the care they need.

That is not OK.

And the new, radical right-wing majority in Congress? They want to ban abortion nationwide. They have already forced a vote on it in the US House of Representatives.

I voted no, because my job is to protect your ability to make decisions about your body — and to keep the politicians, judges, and radical activists out of it. Abortions are deeply personal medical decisions that should be between someone who is pregnant and their doctor.

As long as I have the privilege of serving the people of Northwest Washington in Congress, I will stand for the right to safe and legal abortions.


Posted on January 22, 2023.