WASHINGTON, DC – This weekend, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined 33 Senators in a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to take bold action to protect reproductive rights after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and as Congressional Republicans make it clear they want to enact a nationwide abortion ban.
“We appreciate that in your speech yesterday, you acknowledged the reality that the ‘health and life of women across this nation are now at risk.’ Now is the time for bold action to protect the right to an abortion. You have the power to fight back and lead a national response to this devastating decision, so we call on you to take every step available to your Administration, across federal agencies, to help women access abortions and other reproductive health care, and to protect those who will face the harshest burdens from this devastating and extreme decision,” wrote the Senators.
The letter comes as 22 states have laws in place to ban or severely restrict access that are triggered by the Supreme Court’s decision. Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress have made clear they will next push for a national abortion ban. Former Vice President Mike Pence even said this weekend that Congressional Republicans “must not rest and must not relent” until abortion rights are gone in “every state in the land.”
“The chilling reality is that our daughters and granddaughters now have fewer rights than their mothers and grandmothers. Women across the country are now being told by states what choices they can and cannot make when it comes to their own health and reproductive choices. This is dangerous and horrifying and it will endanger women’s lives,” continued the Senators. “We cannot stand idly by as Republicans rip away women’s rights. And we know they will not stop with this decision—they are already eyeing a national abortion ban.”
The letter is available HERE.