Cleveland: Legislature’s action protects right to choose in Washington

OLYMPIA — Sen. Annette Cleveland has released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning a half a century of settled law and overriding the nation’s landmark Roe v. Wade ruling: “As a woman and as a lifelong advocate for reproductive choice, I was appalled to see the Court reverse 50 years of legal precedents that protect the right to choose. “The right to an abortion has been settled law for generations. When the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down in 1973, my grandmother shared with me the importance and life changing impact it would have on our country. I made a promise to her then to protect that right for the next generations, and yet today my ...

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