NEWS: Sanders Calls for End of Filibuster to Codify Right to Abortion

WASHINGTON, June 24 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced a ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:  

“Six Supreme Court justices, including some who in their nomination hearings called the case ‘important precedent,’ today did exactly what the American people did not want and overturned Roe v. Wade. In the year 2022 they have made the outrageous and reactionary assertion that women in our country should not be able to control their own bodies. This decision cannot be allowed to stand. If Republicans can end the filibuster to install right wing judges to overturn Roe v. Wade, Democrats can and must end the filibuster, codify Roe v. Wade, and make abortion legal and safe. That is exactly what we must do NOW.”