Davis: U.S. Supreme Court decision an attack on reproductive rights

Davis remains committed to protecting the right to choose

HARRISBURG, June 24 – State Rep. Austin Davis issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case:

“Reversing Roe v. Wade is not only an attack on the right to an abortion but puts a person’s essential freedoms, including their ability to make decisions about their own body, at risk.

"The consequences of this decision are severe and far-reaching. Restricting abortion access can threaten the health of pregnant people and babies, increase maternal mortality rates and force low-income women and families to face further financial hardships.

"Abortion is an intensely personal decision that should not be regulated by the government or the interests of politicians. While attempts to restrict abortion care through legislation have gained momentum, even here in Harrisburg, I have always been a pro-choice vote in the General Assembly.

"It’s important to know that abortion is still legal and safe in Pennsylvania. I will continue to fight to protect women’s health and ensure a person’s right to make decisions about their own body without government restriction.”