May 03, 2022

Van Hollen Statement on Supreme Court Draft Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade:

“If this draft decision stands, the Supreme Court will strip Americans of their reproductive rights and put at risk the lives and health of tens of millions of women. This deeply damaging and draconian opinion would overturn almost fifty years of precedent – following the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade to uphold a woman’s constitutional right to choose – and would undermine the will of the American people. It would strip away the right to a safe and legal abortion. I am determined to fight with everything we’ve got to protect reproductive rights in our nation. We must act immediately to codify Roe v. Wade, and we can’t let anything stand in our way.”

Senator Van Hollen is an original cosponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act, legislation that would codify the protections guaranteed under Roe v. Wade nationwide.