Dr. Leana Wen explained how state bans could strip the right to abortion nationwide.
“In the last eight years, there have been over 420 restrictions passed that directly restrict abortion access,” she said. “I want you to name if there’s any other medical procedure that’s legislated in this way. There should be no interference by politicians into the patient-doctor relationship. But that’s what’s happening around the country.”
Because Brett Kavanaugh is now on the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade could be overturned, and if that were to happen, one of three women of reproductive age in this country, would be living in states where the right to safe, legal abortion is banned, outlawed and criminalized.
Abortion bans in Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio will likely go to the Supreme Court giving an opportunity to strike down all of part of Roe v. Wade.
“As we speak there are over 15 cases that are one step away from the Supreme Court,” said Dr. Wen. “And if any of them are heard, that means that Roe v. Wade could be further chipped way, further eroded, of overturned.”
Wen says that reproductive health care must be a guaranteed human right for all, not only a privilege that’s available only to some.