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Video: Kaine Statement on Anniversary of Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey:

“The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has opened the floodgates to draconian restrictions on reproductive freedom. In the past couple of years since Dobbs, we’ve heard countless tragic stories of women who have been denied the care they need. And these efforts to restrict reproductive health care haven’t stopped at abortion—they’re also threatening access to contraception and IVF, services that millions of Americans rely on to decide whether, when, and how to start or grow their families.

“That’s why I voted repeatedly this month to protect Americans’ access to reproductive freedom, including contraception, IVF, and other assisted reproductive technology services. Sadly, my Republican colleagues blocked those bills. Today, on the anniversary of the Dobbs decision, and every day, I’m committed to restoring Americans’ right to make their own personal health care decisions through legislation like my bipartisan Reproductive Freedom For All Act. I hope more of my colleagues in Congress will join me in this effort.”

Kaine has long championed efforts to protect reproductive freedom. After the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, Kaine worked across the aisle to introduce the Reproductive Freedom For All Act, a bipartisan bill to protect access to abortion and contraception. Earlier this month, Kaine voted to pass the Right to Contraception Act and Right to IVF Act, but both bills were blocked by Senate Republicans.