Luján Statement on Reported Draft Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the reported draft Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:

“For generations, women and families fought for and secured the right to safe and legal reproductive health care. Now, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court appears poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision – undermining nearly 50 years of legal precedent, attacking women’s health, and putting the most vulnerable in danger.

“In New Mexico, under the leadership of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state Democrats, legislation to protect and preserve reproductive rights is the law. New Mexico remains a state where women and their families can make their own health care decisions. This will not change regardless of what the Supreme Court decides.

“I want to be clear: This decision is not yet final. Reproductive rights, as established by Roe, remain the law of the land in America. But Congress cannot wait on the sidelines until it’s too late. The Senate must eliminate the filibuster immediately to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act and other vital pieces of legislation. The fight continues — I am not giving up now, and I never will.”



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