Attorney General Phil Weiser applauds U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding women’s right to reproductive healthcare
June 29, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.)—Attorney General Phil Weiser today released the following statement applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the right of women to access reproductive healthcare in June Medical Services LLC v. Russo:
“A woman cannot fully and equally participate in society if she is denied the right to make basic decisions in life, and that includes if, when, and with whom to start a family. Access to reproductive healthcare and abortion services is a constitutionally protected right, and today the Supreme Court reaffirmed that right and equality for women.
“The Louisiana law that the Court struck down today is part of a relentless effort to overturn Roe v. Wade. I applaud the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold women’s basic rights and equality. Time and again, we Coloradans have declared our commitment to reproductive freedom, and we must continue to fight to ensure a future where women have access to care.”
Colorado was part of a coalition of 22 state attorneys general that filed an amicus brief defending the rights of women in this case.