PENNSYLVANIA — Today, the Supreme Court began hearing a Mississippi challenge to Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. If SCOTUS overturns these two landmark rulings, Pennsylvania would be “quite literally one election away from essentially becoming Texas.”
The majority of Americans support SCOTUS upholding Roe v. Wade and oppose a Texas-style abortion ban — which would effectively ban abortions, with no exemptions for rape and incest, but Republicans in the PA-Gov race have embraced extreme and unpopular abortion bans — including Texas’ dangerous ban that pays bounties to catch women exercising their reproductive rights.
Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesperson Marisa Nahem issued the following statement:
“The stakes for reproductive rights couldn’t be higher — abortion rights are on the ballot in the 2022 Governor’s race. The far-right candidates in the crowded GOP primary want to effectively ban abortion in Pennsylvania and put women’s health at risk, and they couldn’t be more out-of-touch.”