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Senator Peters Statement on Two-Year Anniversary of Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) released the following statement on the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which overturned Roe v. Wade and ended nearly fifty years of federal Constitutional protections for women seeking abortions:

“Two years ago today, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court took away the constitutional right to abortion, stripping access from millions of Americans and putting countless women’s lives in danger. But sadly, it has not stopped there. Since Roe v. Wade was overturned, Republicans across the country have tried continuously to take away women’s fundamental right to choose how and when they start a family – attacking everything from IVF to contraception.

“Politicians have no business telling Americans what they can and cannot do with their own bodies – and how to make some of the most personal and important decisions a person can make in their lifetime. Republicans will not stop until abortion is illegal across the board – so we cannot stop until we restore every American’s right to access reproductive health care.”

Peters has been a strong advocate for protecting access to essential reproductive health care and the right of all Americans to make health care decisions privately with their doctors and family. Peters is a cosponsor of the that would guarantee the right to access in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technology (ART) services that families depend on. Peters spoke on the Senate floor in February to urge his colleagues to support the Access to Family Building Act, legislation Peters cosponsored that would protect IVF treatment. Peters also spoke on the Senate floor in support of the Right to Contraception Act, legislation Peters also cosponsored that would guarantee the right to access contraceptives. Last year, Peters joined his colleagues in introducing the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2023,legislation seeking to restore the right to comprehensive health care for millions of Americans following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which repealed Roe v. Wade. In 2020, Peters was the first U.S. Senator to publicly share his family’s personal abortion story.