WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss the recent news that the U.S. Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade and what Congress can do to protect the reproductive rights of millions of Americans. Yesterday, Senator Rosen issued a statement on these reports and reiterated her support for codifying Roe into law.
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“I can just tell you, my phone has been ringing off the hook – texts, calls coming in. Women and girls are crying, are scared. They don’t want to go back 50 years,” said Senator Rosen. “[Overturning Roe] is not going to stop abortions. This is going to stop women from getting safe abortions.”
Senator Rosen has been a leader in the fight for women’s reproductive rights. She helped introduce and voted in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act, legislation to protect the constitutional right to access reproductive health care and provide a safeguard against dangerous state-level abortion bans and restrictions. Last year, Senator Rosen signed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade.