DENVER, CO — Majority Leader Daneya Esgar today released the following statement after the US Supreme Court declined to block a Texas law that will ban abortions as soon as six weeks–before many women know they are pregnant.
“I am outraged by SB8, the Texas law that almost entirely bans abortions before most women even know they are pregnant and which gives complete strangers the right to sue someone over their private medical decisions. The Supreme Court’s failure to block this full on assault on patients and health care providers imperils the health of Texans at a time when states’ attacks on abortion rights are at an all-time high. What we are seeing is an unprecedented erosion of our constitutional rights that threatens abortion access across the country, making abortion access in states like Colorado critical to protect. We will continue to defend our Colorado values and fiercely protect abortion rights in our state from dangerous Republican proposals that seek to criminalize and ban abortion or create a state abortion registry.”