Majority Leader Esgar Statement on SCOTUS Oral Arguments on Mississippi Abortion Law

DENVER, CO — Majority Leader Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, today released the following statement on the US Supreme Court hearing on the Mississippi law seeking to overturn Roe v Wade:

“The Mississippi law under review is a direct attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate a patient’s right to an abortion. The Court must uphold decades of precedent that has protected safe and legal abortion in our country. We refuse to go back in time to when people could not control their reproductive health care and did not have autonomy over their bodies, which led to  many losing their lives seeking an unsafe, illegal abortion. Patients in consultation with their doctors should have the right to decide when they want to start a family–and this decision should not be left to or threatened by any branch of government. I am committed to protecting access to abortion in Colorado, and we will proudly continue to defeat dangerous efforts by Republican state lawmakers to ban or create barriers to abortion access in our state.”

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