Pelosi Statement on June Medical Services v. Russo

June 29, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Louisiana’s draconian abortion restrictions:

“Today, the Supreme Court issued a victory for women’s health and freedoms and for the Constitution.  The highest court in the land has adhered to precedent as it maintains the constitutional right to women’s basic reproductive health care.

“As Republicans continue their assault nationally on Roe v. Wade, they are also fighting on a state by state basis.  Louisiana’s draconian abortion ban was a clear and intentional violation of the Constitution, explicitly designed to permanently destroy women’s reproductive freedoms and dismantle their right to make their own decisions about their health, bodies and timing and size of their families.  This ruling is a win for the people of Louisiana – but we must be ever-vigilant against the Republicans’ dangerous, nationwide assault against women’s reproductive health freedoms.

“Democrats will continue to fight partisan attacks on women’s health and freedoms, as we defend the constitutional right to comprehensive health care and reproductive freedoms.”