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Larson Condemns Texas’ Attack on Reproductive Healthcare

September 1, 2021
Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s refusal to block Texas’ near-ban on abortions from going into effect: 

“Today, the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation went into effect in Texas after the Supreme Court failed to protect the precedent of Roe v. Wade and prevent this extreme law from going into effect,” said Larson. “Women have the constitutional right to make their own healthcare decisions, and this law will prevent them from accessing the care they need.” 

“We can no longer count on the courts to protect a woman’s right to choose. That’s why we need to take action. I proudly support  the Women’s Health Protection Act to remove these barriers to health care and reject unconstitutional attacks on reproductive freedom. Now, Congress must pass this urgent legislation,” Larson continued.  

Texas’ new law prohibits most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, and does not make exceptions in cases of rape or incest. Larson is an original cosponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would codify the right to choose into federal law, and prohibit states from enacting laws that restrict access to reproductive healthcare.