Statement From Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on SCOTUS Hearing Challenge to Roe v. Wade & Planned Parenthood v. Casey

“Today's announcement that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge related to Mississippi's abhorrent attempts to ban women's reproductive health choices that could threaten the standing of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey is deeply concerning. It also emphasizes the importance of our strong Senate Democratic Majority. I am so proud that one of my first acts as Senate Leader was to finally pass the Reproductive Health Act to codify these protections for women. I truly hope that the Supreme Court will uphold these protections for women as the lower courts have; however, our fight will continue.”

BACKGROUND:

Supreme Court takes up major abortion case next term that could limit Roe v. Wade
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/politics/supreme-court-abortion-mississippi/index.html

Standing Up For Women’s Rights: Senate Majority Passes Historic Pro-Women Legislation
https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/andrea-stewart-cousins/standing-womens-rights-senate-majority-passes