Today, the Supreme Court in June Medical Services v. Russo decided 5 – 4 to strike down Louisiana’s abortion restrictions. In response, U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon released the following statement:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is an affirmation of every person’s right to make their own health decisions, control their own future, and receive care from the provider of their choice. While a welcome victory, this decision does not undo years of systematic attacks on reproductive rights by the Trump administration and Republicans across the country. Senator Collins has consistently enabled those efforts by voting to confirm anti-choice nominees like Justice Kavanaugh, who voted today to restrict access to reproductive rights and showed that he will not respect precedent.

“In the Senate, I will fight to protect and expand access to reproductive health care and confirm judicial nominees who are fair, qualified, and respect precedent.”