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 to immediately move to ban the right to abortion. Republican Peter Meijer is complicit in this all-out assault on women’s freedoms.
Michiganders need to know Meijer’s dangerous record on women’s reproductive freedom and health care:
In July, Meijer signed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, despite the fact that the longstanding decision is supported by 77% of the American people.
In September, when the House of Representatives brought the Women’s Health Protection Act to the floor to protect reproductive freedoms and codify Roe into law, Meijer followed Washington party leaders and voted “NO.”
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: re-electing Peter Meijer 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.”