Rep. Huffman Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

June 24, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of the United States ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:

“The extreme, out of touch, right-wing Supreme Court has overturned the constitutional right to abortion, tearing apart decades of legal precedent. A cascade of dire consequences and restrictions will now sweep across the country, falling hardest on those who already face the most barriers to care: Black and Brown women, folks who can’t afford care, young people and LGBTQ people, and women suffering domestic violence are now all at the highest risk. This radical conservative court – put into power largely by presidents who lost the popular vote – have now stripped away the freedoms of millions of people in America, putting their health care decisions in the hands of politicians,” said Rep. Huffman.

“This ruling doesn’t change the fact that abortions are health care, and countless women will still need to access it. In California, our rights are still protected – and we will continue to protect and expand access to abortion so no one is denied the care they need. I will keep fighting in Washington to protect abortion providers, restore the right to reproductive health care, and safeguard the many other rights won based on Roe v. Wade that are now in danger under this abhorrent Supreme Court,” he concluded.

A video recording of Rep. Huffman’s response outside of the Supreme Court can be found here.