LCV Statement on Senate Republicans’ Failure to Pass Women’s Health Protection Act

Mika Hyer, mhyer@lcv.org, 940-783-2230

Washington, D.C. – In response to today’s failed Senate vote to start debate on the Women’s Health Protection Act, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from SVP of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“Senate Republicans’ refusal to even start debate on protecting the right to access reproductive health care in this country is outrageous, especially at a time when conservative justices on the Supreme Court appear determined to undermine our rights and reverse legal precedent that has been in place for nearly 50 years. The millions of people who would be impacted the most by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade already face extraordinary barriers to care. These are the same communities who bear the most burden from the climate crisis, environmental injustices, and voter suppression – communities of color, communities with low wealth, and rural communities. We cannot turn back the clock on reproductive rights in this country. LCV will do everything we can to elect pro-environment, pro-democracy, and pro-choice federal, state, and local officials who will pass transformative legislation to build a just and equitable clean energy future, confirm judges who protect our fundamental rights, and codify Roe.”

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