Tester Votes to Protect Women’s Health Care Privacy
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after voting in favor of advancing the Women’s Health Protection Act to a final vote in the Senate. The vote failed 49-51.
“Women must have the right to make their own health care decisions without interference from their government. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, it will be ripping away a right that women have had for nearly 50 years. That’s why I voted to codify the protections in Roe—because removing those protections will have devastating consequences for women across the country. Those consequences start with Republican politicians criminalizing women and their doctors for exercising a long-held right.”
The Women’s Health Protection Act, which Tester cosponsors, would codify the health care protections of Roe v. Wade into law.