BRADDOCK, PA – Pennsylvania U.S. Senator John Fetterman today released the following statement on the anniversary of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade:

“It was true a year ago and it’s true today: Deciding when and how to become a mother is a decision that should be made by women and their doctors, not politicians or extremist Supreme Court Justices.

“Since Roe was overturned, states across the country have steadily stripped this right away or banned abortions altogether. This is deeply dangerous to women across the country who need medical care. We know that these laws have cost lives and caused unnecessary suffering for so many families.

“A woman’s right to make her own health care decisions is sacred and non-negotiable. Period.

It is time for the Senate to finally scrap the filibuster and pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to codify Roe v. Wade into law. We can’t afford to wait any longer.”