Governor Wolf Issues Statement on Most Significant Abortion Case at the Supreme Court in Decades

December 01, 2021

Governor Tom Wolf today issued the following statement on the United States Supreme Court hearing arguments in the Mississippi abortion case and reiterated his commitment to oppose anti-choice legislation and other regressive health care policies.

“Today’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court demonstrate another attempt to dismantle individual freedoms across the country and defy all practical understanding of modern reproductive health care. We should all be deeply troubled by the so-called pro-life movement that has worked tirelessly to secure a conservative majority in on our nation’s highest court. The Supreme Court ruling could have tremendous implications on abortion bans throughout our nation and negatively affect women, birthing people, and families making deeply personal decisions. We must take this as a reminder that your vote matters and the future of your health care depends on it.

“Here in Pennsylvania, there have been six different anti-choice bills introduced by members of the General Assembly since 2016. I have vetoed three that were placed on my desk for signature and vowed to veto the rest. I remain committed to do everything in my power to protect these rights for the rest of my term. Abortion is health care. It must remain safe and legal.”

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