Access to safe, legal abortion in America took a devastating blow last night with POLITICO reporting on a leaked draft Supreme Court majority opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade and open the door for 26 states including Wisconsin to immediately move to ban the right to abortion.
Republican Derrick Van Orden is complicit in this all-out assault on women’s freedoms. Van Orden says he’s “100% pro-life” and compared abortion to “genocide.”
Make no mistake – access to abortion is on the line this November and hinges on control of Congress. Just hours before the draft Supreme Court opinion was leaked, the Washington Post reported that congressional Republicans are working on a “push for a strict nationwide ban on the procedure if Republicans retake power in Washington.”
DCCC Spokesperson Elena Kuhn:
“The stakes in this election could not be higher: Electing Derrick Van Orden will put House Republicans one step closer to achieving their decades-long dream of ripping away women’s freedom to make their own decisions about their bodies.”