May 11, 2022

Wyden Statement on Senate Republicans Blocking Legislation to Codify Roe into Law

Washington, D.C. -- Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked the Women's Health Protection Act, legislation to codify Roe v. Wade into law:

"In a free society, everyone ought to have control over their own bodies. Yet Republicans on the Supreme Court and Republicans in the Senate have made it crystal clear that stripping women of their Constitutional freedoms and endangering lives is at the top of the right-wing agenda. I voted to codify Roe because the health of millions of people is at stake and because I can't let Republican lawmakers criminalize women seeking health care," said Wyden. "Today's vote was a gut punch to anyone who believes in liberty, privacy and equal rights, but now the American people know on which side every Senator stands. The Senate cast its vote, and now every American must cast theirs and decide whether or not they want to be part of this dangerous Republican reality."