House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement following today’s U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to strike down a Louisiana law that would have restricted abortion rights in the state, a defeat for conservative lawmakers across the country who have spent years attacking women’s reproductive rights.
“Conservatives baited the Supreme Court to take on abortion rights and lost. This decision is a major victory for reproductive rights, but we know this isn’t the end. Lawmakers across the country, including here in Ohio, continue to pass extreme legislation to chip away at women’s fundamental rights. House Democrats stand against these brazen attacks on women and our constitution, and we will continue to work together to ensure reproductive healthcare is accessible and affordable for all Ohioans.”