Congresswoman Susie Lee Statement on Leaked Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Opinion
May 4, 2022
Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03) issued the following statement concerning the Supreme Court’s leaked opinion on Roe v. Wade:
“If confirmed, the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade will be a loss for women across America with grave consequences. Abortion is still legal, but this is proof that Republicans will stop at nothing to continue their assault on our most fundamental rights. As written, this draft opinion is an affront to the freedom of women to make their own health care decisions, and it will be devastating for families across the country.
The vast majority of Nevadans support Roe, as does the vast majority of Americans, and I continue to stand in solidarity with them. The House has already acted to protect the right to choose, but the Senate needs to act, and they need to act now. The stakes have never been higher, and that’s why it’s time to repeal the filibuster and get the job done to protect our fundamental rights.
Let me be clear: Reproductive rights are on the line in November, and a Republican majority in Congress will waste no time in banning abortion altogether all across this land—including in states like Nevada where abortion is protected. Elections have consequences, and we must remain vigilant in securing the right to choose at the ballot box and retaining our Democratic majority in Congress. I will never stop fighting to codify abortion rights into federal law and will continue to push back against anti-choice extremism.”
Congresswoman Lee’s re-election campaign has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America and the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee.