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Klobuchar: This Election Is About ‘Codifying Roe v. Wade into Law’

via Forbes

Senator Amy Klobuchar argued that the upcoming election was important for codifying Roe v. Wade into law.

She said the overturning of Roe in Dobbs v. Jackson led to the current patchwork of state abortion bans and restrictions.

Klobuchar said, “This all came out of Dobbs. We wouldn’t be having these arguments right now. This came out of Dobbs. We used to have protections for the women of this country. That was called Roe v. Wade. That Dobbs decision turned it on its head. now we are seeing a patchwork. If the judges went the other way on this, it wouldn’t just be states where abortion is banned, it would be every state in the country banning a safe and effective drug.”

Klobuchar maintained electing lawmakers who support women’s healthcare choices was necessary to pass legislation protecting abortion access nationwide.

She criticized Republicans for failing to side with efforts to codify Roe and said the case before the Supreme Court regarding access to medication abortion showed the ongoing impact of the court reversing decades of precedent on reproductive rights.

“This is just the beginning, whether it’s the Alabama IVF ruling, whether it’s these cases out of Texas, whether it’s the assault on emergency care, we’re going to continue to see because of the Dobbs decision, and the failure sadly of many Republicans to side with us on codifying Roe v. Wade into law, we are not able to do that right now,” she said.

She added, “That’s why this is so important, not just this decision but this election that’s coming up. Because we would have at built to codify Roe v. Wade into law if we elect people who stand on side of women making their own health care decisions.”

Klobuchar said, “Yeah, that’s the irony of this. When you look at Justice Alito’s quotes from that time period where he said, we should let the states decide, look at what happened. This is all coming back to this same court that overturned 50 years of precedent with Roe v. Wade. Now, before them is a drug that’s been found safe and legal for nearly 25 years, and is safe and legal all over this country.”

“You are exactly right. This is full circle back to the court again, and it’s why we must step in, codify Roe v. Wade into law, and protect women all across the country with a simple idea that they should be able to make their own health care decisions and not politicians.”

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