Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig released the statement below following the US Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v Jackson:
“Today’s radical Supreme Court decision is wildly out-of-step with the vast majority of all Americans and certainly Washingtonians.
“And let me be absolutely clear – while I’m proud of all we have done to protect these rights here in our state, they remain in place only because Democrats in the legislature are protecting them and have beaten back countless Republican attempts to undermine and end them.
“People concerned about losing access to abortion have the opportunity to ensure that their rights are not rolled back. They can do that by making sure that members of the next legislature continue to keep access to safe and legal abortions a priority.
“Protecting the right to choose is a fundamental Democratic value. I will continue to do everything in my power to ensure Washington remains a beacon for choice and a place where all people have access to a safe and legal abortion.”
Republicans in the legislature have sponsored many bills in recent years to prevent, obstruct and eliminate access to safe and legal abortion care in Washington. Click here for a list of examples.