Congresswoman Tlaib Statement on Leaked Draft Roe Decision
DETROIT, MI — Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) released the following statement regarding the leaked draft of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade:
“If this draft opinion becomes reality, the lives of those who need health care and safe abortions will be endangered. We know that decades of attacks have left abortion rights hanging by a thread. These attacks have left our fundamental human right to reproductive rights and abortion one Supreme Court decision away from being abolished on the federal level. We must have immediate action to protect the right to safe and legal abortions across the country.
“In the House, I am proud to have voted for the Women’s Health Protection Act to codify Roe. The United States Senate must abolish the filibuster and pass this legislation immediately. Alito’s draft opinion shows that the radical right is not done and intends to come after rights like marriage equality next. We cannot allow an illegitimately stacked United States Supreme Court to attempt to tear apart the very fabric of our lives, and that’s why I’m proud to be a co-sponsor of the Judiciary Act of 2021 to restore balance and expand the court.
“To be clear, abortion is still legal. Residents should continue to seek out the abortion care they need. I will continue to keep fighting to ensure things remain this way.”