On Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Congresswoman Lee Joins Nevada Democrats to Protect Women’s Right to Choose

January 22, 2024

Above: Congresswoman Lee with Nancy Davis, who was forced to travel from Louisiana to New York to access an abortion following a fatal fetal diagnosis

LAS VEGAS – Today, Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03) stood with Nevada Congressional and State Democrats and pro-choice activists to mark what would have been the 51st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling that protected a woman’s right to choose and fight back against far-right attempts to ban abortion nationwide.

The Supreme Court’s devastating decision that overturned Roe was a win for anti-choice extremists and a loss for women’s health care freedom. That decision opened the door for new extreme attacks on reproductive rights, and now 21 states have some degree of abortion restrictions.

“Today would have been the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, but sadly this is no longer a day of celebration,” said Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03). “Abortion is safe and legal in Nevada, but we’re surrounded by states where it is not. And with a national abortion ban, those protections would end. Today is a reminder that we cannot stop our fight until all women have the freedom to make their own health care decisions. That means making our voices heard at the polls because women’s freedom is on the ballot this year.”

Congresswoman Lee was joined by Congresswoman Dina Titus, Congressman Steven Horsford, State Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Danielle Monroe-Moreno, Assemblywoman Selena Torres, and reproductive rights advocate Nancy Davis.