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EMILYs List Statement on Senators Continuing to Support Reproductive Rights

December 1, 2021

For Immediate Release
December 1, 2021

EMILYs List Statement on Senators Continuing to Support Reproductive Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court commenced arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization today, a case that is a blatant attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade. With the unprecedented threat to abortion care, EMILYs List thanks its sitting senators for their consistent efforts to protect reproductive freedom. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“EMILYs List commends the senators who continue to defend reproductive rights in the most consequential time in this century. Republicans at all levels of government continue their assault on health care, inserting themselves in a conversation that should be between birthing people and their physicians. Today marks the beginning of the oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, but we know the work will never end as long as Republicans refuse to listen to the overwhelming majority of Americans who believe in Roe v. Wade and the right to choose. We are proud to support our Democratic pro-choice senators who value the voice of the people.”

Quotes from EMILYs List-endorsed senators are below:

“This morning, the Supreme Court began hearing a case that directly threatens Roe v. Wade. While this challenge comes from Mississippi, it jeopardizes the reproductive rights, health, and economic freedom of women all across the country. SCOTUS must uphold #RoeVWade,” tweeted Sen. Maggie Hassan. 

“Today, SCOTUS will hear yet another case attempting to strip women of their constitutional right to make their own decisions about their own bodies. We won't stop working to protect this right for every woman across the nation,” tweeted Sen. Tammy Duckworth.

“Mississippi is asking the Supreme Court to overturn #RoeVWade. If SCOTUS overturns Roe, millions of Americans will lose their constitutional right to reproductive care. I stand with everyone today fighting against the extreme attacks on abortion rights,” tweeted Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto.

“We won’t back down from protecting the right to abortion from any attacks—including the case being heard at the Supreme Court today. Anti-abortion laws are wrong. They’re harmful. And we must reject them,” tweeted Sen. Patty Murray.

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.