Payne says SCOTUS draft opinion to overturn Roe vs. Wade is an ‘absolute travesty’


U.S. Rep. Donald Payne (D-10) says the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) draft opinion to overturn Roe vs. Wade is an “absolute travesty.”

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-10). Photo via

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This absolute travesty is the direct result of the continued radicalism of the Republican Party and its turn to the far right. Now, women across the country are in jeopardy of falling backwards to a dark past when access to a safe abortion procedure was difficult or impossible,” he said in a statement.

“I have always been a proud supporter of a woman’s right to choose, because I know that we must trust women to make their own healthcare decisions rather than dictating to them.”

Payne noted that he joined House Democrats in September to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would guarantee the legal right to abortion nationwide.

He urged the Senate to pass the bill immediately, accomplishing such a feat by abolishing the filibuster if necessary.

“There is no other action that would rise to the urgency of this moment then doing whatever it takes to pass this bill. The American people are watching, and they are counting on us to act. We must not let them down.”

Elected leaders throughout the country are giving their thoughts on the draft opinion that first leaked to Politico last night, which could potentially lead to abortions being banned or restricted in 26 states.

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