Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) released this statement following the release of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade:

“Today marks a dark day for women’s reproductive rights in the United States. With this devastating decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court has reversed nearly 50 years of legal precedent and stripped away a woman’s right to make her own decisions about deeply personal health care matters. Empowered by the Court, extremist politicians in state legislatures across the country will now begin racing to criminalize reproductive health care. Make no mistake, our nation’s most vulnerable women will be hit hardest by this decision.” 

“From voting rights to reproductive health care, this Supreme Court has shown that it is intent on rolling back the freedoms that our foremothers and forefathers fought so hard to secure. We cannot stand by as our rights are stripped away. It is incumbent upon Congress to act!”