Demand the House pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to enshrine Roe v. Wade into law!

The Supreme Court’s right-wing majority just refused to block Texas’s unconscionable new law that bans abortion after only 6 weeks — a stage when most women don’t yet know they are pregnant. It’s unconscionable

In her dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote:

“This equates to a near-categorical ban on abortions…Presented with an application to enjoin a flagrantly unconstitutional law engineered to prohibit women from exercising their constitutional rights and evade judicial scrutiny, a majority of Justices have opted to bury their heads in the sand.”

Amen. A 5-4 majority dominated by Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell’s hand-picked justices has effectively overturned Roe v. Wade in Texas. They were just too cowardly to do it outright. But in effect, that’s exactly what this ruling does.

If that’s not bad enough, this law places a $10,000 bounty on anyone who assists somebody getting an abortion, even the person driving them to the clinic. And a case being heard this fall brought by the Mississippi attorney general to the Supreme Court could end up overturning Roe v. Wade for good.

Already, Florida Republicans are eagerly writing their own laws modeled off of the Texas ban with even more states ready to follow suit. Like their fanatical crusade against voting rights, Republicans have introduced more than 500 anti-choice bills in state legislatures this year alone: limiting reproductive freedom, restricting access to safe and legal abortion, or outright banning it.

This is just the start, unfortunately. Which is why it’s so important that we show right now that we won’t accept these unconstitutional rulings — Congress must act to enshrine the right to abortion now.

Add your name to Adam Schiff’s petition demanding the House pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to enshrine Roe v. Wade into law.