Padilla Denounces Harmful Supreme Court Decision on Abortion Rights
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson:
“The Supreme Court should have forcefully ended Texas’s unconstitutional abortion ban months ago. Instead, the Court’s Republican-appointed majority has allowed this law to stand for months, denying millions of Texans access to health care and the right to reproductive choice. Even today, these conservative justices refused to end and repudiate Texas’s unconstitutional scheme. Its half-hearted acknowledgement that a narrow challenge to this law can proceed in federal court deserves little credit, and will continue to put the rights of millions at risk.
“It’s time for this Congress to act. It’s time to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, and ensure that no one is forced to turn to a partisan Supreme Court to vindicate their basic right to choice.”
Senator Padilla is a cosponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill that would guarantee access and the right to provide abortion services in the United States.