Senator Rosen Asked Witnesses About Impacts Restrictive Abortion Bans Would Have On Women’s Health And Freedoms

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) highlighted the risk of a nationwide abortion ban and asked the panel of witnesses about the damaging effects that restrictive abortion bans have on women’s health. The hearing comes after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month and anti-choice states across the country started to enact restrictive abortion bans that take away women’s personal freedoms and put their health at risk.

“The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade takes away women’s rights over their own bodies and hands it over to anti-choice politicians. In states like Nevada, access to reproductive health care remains protected, but the threat of a nationwide ban is real and it will have dire consequences,” said Senator Rosen. “That’s why I will continue to call on President Biden to take all executive actions to protect reproductive rights, and it’s why we need to ensure a total ban on abortion never becomes federal law.”

Senator Rosen has been a leader in standing up against anti-choice attacks on reproductive rights. In June, Senator Rosen voted in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act, legislation she helped introduce to protect the right to access reproductive health care and provide a safeguard against dangerous state-level abortion bans and restrictions. She also joined 33 of her Senate colleagues 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 she has helped introduce legislation to protect the rights of women to cross state lines to seek reproductive care.

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