June 29, 2020

Harris Statement on Supreme Court Striking Down Unconstitutional Restriction on Abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Monday released the following statement in response to the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case June Medical Services LLC v. Russo.

“Today’s Supreme Court decision preserved access to abortion. Thanks to this ruling, health clinics in Louisiana will be able to remain open and continue providing safe, legal abortion care. The Court struck down a Louisiana law designed to shutter reproductive health clinics and make abortion virtually impossible to access for people in the state. This ruling is especially important for low-income people and people of color whose health and financial security are more likely to be impacted by barriers to comprehensive reproductive health care.

“While the Court reached the right result today, we must nonetheless keep up the fight to protect access to abortion. That is why it is incumbent upon Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would prohibit states from enacting laws that impose burdensome requirements on access to abortion.”