June 24, 2022

Statement from Congressman Castro on the Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey with their ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is wrong, and it will endanger the health and safety of people in Texas and across the country,” said Congressman Castro. “The impact of Texas Senate Bill 8 foreshadowed the dangerous consequences of the extreme abortion restrictions this ruling will allow. The Supreme Court’s action today will force women and girls to carry pregnancies that were conceived through rape and incest and empower extremists to persecute people who suffer a miscarriage or high-risk pregnancy that threatens their life. The House has voted to codify abortion rights through the Women’s Health Protection Act, and the Senate needs to act with urgency to do the same. Every American should have the freedom to decide when and how to start a family.”