Pelosi Statement on Supreme Court Decision in NIFLA v. Becerra

Jun 26, 2018
Press Release
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision in the case of National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra:

“Today’s decision is a grave step backwards in our nation’s fight to protect and advance the rights of women and opens the door for anti-choice activists to deceive and prey on vulnerable women seeking complete, accurate and unbiased information critical to their health and wellbeing.   

“This ruling fails to recognize or respect a woman’s constitutional right to comprehensive health care.  Our values and laws demand that women have access to neutral, unbiased facts about their health care options and their statutory rights.  California’s disclosure law serves a substantial governmental interest in providing that information, especially for the many vulnerable women who risk being subjected to misinformation and shame tactics at politicized, fake women’s health centers.  

“Politicians and partisan activists have no business undermining women’s constitutional right to make their own reproductive decisions.  While Republicans keep inventing new ways to deny women access to their constitutional right to comprehensive health care, Democrats will never stop fighting these deceptive schemes that deny women the fundamental freedom to make their own personal decisions involving their health and family.”

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