Congresswoman Tlaib Statement on Leaked Draft Roe Decision

May 04, 2022
Justice for All

DETROIT, MI — Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) released the following statement regarding the leaked draft of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade: 

“If this draft opinion becomes reality, the lives of those who need health care and safe abortions will be endangered. We know that decades of attacks have left abortion rights hanging by a thread. These attacks have left our fundamental human right to reproductive rights and abortion one Supreme Court decision away from being abolished on the federal level. We must have immediate action to protect the right to safe and legal abortions across the country. 

“In the House, I am proud to have voted for the Women’s Health Protection Act to codify Roe. The United States Senate must abolish the filibuster and pass this legislation immediately. Alito’s draft opinion shows that the radical right is not done and intends to come after rights like marriage equality next. We cannot allow an illegitimately stacked United States Supreme Court to attempt to tear apart the very fabric of our lives, and that’s why I’m proud to be a co-sponsor of the Judiciary Act of 2021 to restore balance and expand the court.

“To be clear, abortion is still legal. Residents should continue to seek out the abortion care they need. I will continue to keep fighting to ensure things remain this way.”

Recent Posts


May 15, 2024
Press

Tlaib Introduces Resolution Recognizing 76 Years of the Nakba

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) introduced a House Resolution Recognizing the Nakba and Palestinian Refugees’ Rights. The Nakba, which means “catastrophe” in Arabic, refers to the mass expulsion of Palestinians from their homes and homeland during creation of the state of Israel (1947-49). The Nakba did not end in 1948, but continues […]



May 9, 2024
Press

Tlaib, Sanders, Khanna, Merkley Introduce Legislation to Eliminate Medical Debt for Millions of Working Class Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) with Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) introduced the Medical Debt Cancellation Act, legislation to eliminate all $220 billion in medical debt held by millions of Americans, wipe it from credit reports, and drastically limit the accrual of future medical debt.  The medical debt crisis has […]



May 8, 2024
Press

Tlaib Announces Appropriations Requests for Fiscal Year 2025

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) announced her priorities in the federal appropriations process for Fiscal Year 2025. One of the key ways to bring investments home to our district is through appropriations requests. Congresswoman Tlaib led several letters prioritizing the need for lead abatement, access to clean water, housing and health care […]