Schumer, Pelosi Announce Bicameral Amicus Brief In June Medical Services LLC v. Gee

December 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the filing of a bicameral amicus brief in the case of June Medical Services LLC v. Gee, joined by 36 Senators and 161 Members of the House of Representatives.  The case, currently before the Supreme Court, represents a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.

“Anti-choice activists are doing everything they can to eliminate American women’s ability to make their own healthcare decisions.  If the Supreme Court upholds Louisiana’s Act 620, it will legitimize efforts to pass laws that create significant burdens for women seeking abortions even when those laws provide no medical benefit,” said Senator Schumer.  “I strongly urge the Court to abide by its own precedents and recognize the threat this decision poses to the health of women all across our country.”

“In states across America, women are facing an all-out campaign to dismantle Roe v. Wade and erase their right to comprehensive reproductive health care,” said Speaker Pelosi.  “The Supreme Court’s long-standing precedents recognizing women’s reproductive rights under the Constitution cannot be defied by states creating obstacles under false pretenses to push those rights out of reach.”