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Congressman Anthony Brown’s Statement on the Overturning of Abortion Protections

“We need to mobilize in every community, in every state, and in Congress to push back on this immoral and cruel decision.”

“Today, six justices on the Supreme Court decided to strip away a long-established constitutional right and Americans’ ability to make their own health care decisions. Overturning Roe v. Wade jeopardizes the health of millions of Americans across the country, particularly Black, Latina, indigenous, and underserved women."

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision overturning Roe v. Wade and essential protections for reproductive health care:

“Today, six justices on the Supreme Court decided to strip away a long-established constitutional right and Americans’ ability to make their own health care decisions. Overturning Roe v. Wade jeopardizes the health of millions of Americans across the country, particularly Black, Latina, indigenous, and underserved women. 

“Make no mistake, while today, radical justices are rolling back abortion rights, they won’t stop there. This decision makes clear that every right and step forward for progress in our country’s history is in jeopardy – rights to contraceptives, LGBTQ+ rights, and hard fought civil rights that generations of activists and lawmakers have pushed for and defended.  

“Now is not the time to be despondent, now is the time for action.

“I proudly testified before the Maryland General Assembly in support of our state expanding abortion services. Abortion is still legal in Maryland and must remain so, and enshrined in our state Constitution. I also stood with my colleagues in the House to pass legislation codifying the protections of Roe v. Wade into law. Now, the question is before the Senate and all those who continue to stand in the way of protecting the rights, lives, bodies and freedoms of the Americans they purport to serve.

“We can’t accept a country where women and Americans don’t have full control over their bodies. We can’t accept a country that forces individuals into birth and simultaneously ignores a maternal mortality crisis in our communities of color. We can’t accept this decision or that six unelected judges take away the rights of millions. We need to mobilize in every community, in every state, and in Congress to push back on this immoral and cruel decision. Rights and lives are on the line.”  

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