Cleveland: State law will preserve Washingtonians’ reproductive rights

Sen. Annette Cleveland released the following statement after comments today by several U.S. Supreme Court justices suggested a willingness to overturn the nation’s landmark Roe v Wade ruling. The court’s eventual ruling on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization is not expected until June 2022 but could determine whether abortion remains legal under federal law. “As a woman and as a lifelong advocate for reproductive choice, I am appalled to hear justices indicate an openness to reversing longstanding federal laws that protect a person’s right to choose. “As a Washingtonian, however, I am reassured by the knowledge that we have adopted laws at the state level that proactively and explicitly protect reproductive rights and the right to an abortion even if recent ...

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