Today, the Georgia Supreme Court upheld a devastating abortion ban that has stripped away the reproductive freedom of millions of women in Georgia and threatened physicians with jail time for providing care. Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, we’ve seen the dangerous impact bans like this have had on women across the country. Women have been denied the medical care they desperately need to preserve their health, including being turned away from emergency rooms, forced to travel hundreds of miles for care, and faced complications that make it more difficult to have children in the future.
It doesn’t end there. Republican elected officials are doubling down and calling for a national abortion ban that would criminalize reproductive health care in every state. President Biden and Vice President Harris won’t stop fighting until the protections of Roe v. Wade are restored in federal law.
Official news published at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/10/24/statement-from-press-secretary-karine-jean-pierre-on-georgia-supreme-court-decision-upholding-abortion-ban/