VIDEO: Two Years Since Its Overturning, Rosen Calls for Restoring Roe v. Wade in Federal Law

Last Week, Senator Rosen Called Out Anti-Choice Extremists For Efforts To Implement More Restrictions on Reproductive Care

Senator Rosen: “If you believe the extremists who pushed for years to overturn Roe… now agree, in an election year, not to pass a national abortion ban, well, I have some ocean-front property in Las Vegas to sell you”

Watch Senator Rosen’s remarks last week HERE

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement to mark two years since the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which opened the door to restrictions on women’s reproductive freedoms across the country.

“In the two years since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, anti-choice extremists’ attacks on women’s reproductive freedoms have been nonstop,” said Senator Rosen. “From extreme abortion bans to attempts to restrict birth control and IVF, these extreme politicians are dead set on controlling women’s bodies. Let me be clear: as long as I’m in the Senate, I’ll keep fighting to restore Roe and push back against these shameful attempts to restrict our freedoms.”

Senator Rosen continues fighting back against efforts to restrict access to reproductive rights. She recently voted to protect women’s constitutional right to access birth control and helped introduce a bill to safeguard the ability to start or grow a family by establishing a legal right to access IVF and other assisted reproductive technology. Senator Rosen also helped introduce the Let Doctors Provide Reproductive Health Care Act to protect doctors and other health care professionals from being prosecuted for providing reproductive care to their patients. Additionally, she helped introduce the Women’s Health Protection Act to protect reproductive freedoms in federal law.

Below are Senator Rosen’s remarks as delivered last week:

Overturning Roe v. Wade was just the beginning of the non-stop attacks against reproductive freedom.

In the years since, anti-choice politicians have pushed and pushed to restrict reproductive rights and ban abortion, including by passing a national abortion ban. They want to pass a national abortion ban right here in Congress.

I’ve lived in Las Vegas for fifty years, and I’d bet the house that anti-choice Senate Republicans will vote to ban abortion nationwide if they’re given the chance.

And so just because many of them are suddenly, they’re just suddenly changing their tune, they’re refusing to talk about this issue, it does not mean they won’t vote for a nationwide abortion ban as soon as they’re given the chance.

So, if you believe the extremists who pushed for years to overturn Roe, if you believe the extremists who said they were 100 percent [pro-]life, those same extremists who advocated for state bans now agree in an election year not to pass a national abortion ban, well, I have some ocean-front property in Las Vegas to sell you!

None of us here, none of us here will be fooled by their cover ups of their anti-choice records. 

Instead, Senate Democrats are going to keep working to restore Roe. We’ll keep working to protect access to birth control. And we’ll keep working to protect IVF for those folks who want to start a family. 

And we’ll keep fighting to make sure that women, and not extreme politicians, have the freedom to make their own health care decisions.