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Statement on Overturning of Roe v. Wade

Posted by Tony Vargas · June 24, 2022

In response to the Supreme Court of the United States decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health today, which upsets the 50 year precedent on the constitutional right to an abortion that was decided in Roe v. Wade, State Senator Tony Vargas has released the following statement:

“Politicians don't belong in doctor's offices making medical decisions. Women should make the decisions that are the best for them with their doctors. Today's ruling by the Supreme Court takes away an established right that protected Americans’ health and safety for nearly 50 years.

Governor Ricketts has promised to call the Legislature back into a special session, and when he does I'm ready to keep fighting for Nebraska women and families to ensure their access to reproductive healthcare is protected.

Rep. Don Bacon is currently backing legislation that will criminalize abortion even in instances of rape, incest, and when the life of the mother is at risk. It's never been more important to have leadership that will continue fighting to keep the heavy hand of government out of these important and deeply personal decisions.”

Recently, Vargas was endorsed in this race by Planned Parenthood Action, the political advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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