FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2020
Candidate Mermell Issues Statement on Supreme Court Victory for Abortion Rights
BROOKLINE – Jesse Mermell, candidate for Congress in Massachusetts’ Fourth Congressional District and former leader at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a Louisiana law that would have severely restricted abortion access in the country:
“Donald Trump and his hand-picked, radical conservative judges failed once again in their relentless crusade to decimate Roe v. Wade and strip away abortion rights. This victory belongs to the lawyers and advocates who fought this case every step of the way to preserve Americans’ constitutional right to abortion care.
“But the next attack is surely waiting in the wings, and Congress must act now to protect abortion access in this country. Congress must use its historic pro-choice majority to enshrine the rights provided for by Roe v. Wade into federal law, repeal the Hyde Amendment, protect the Title X family planning program and more. Here at home in Massachusetts, we need to keep up the fight for the legislature to pass the ROE Act.
“Additionally, we need to elect more candidates who will be champions for reproductive justice. I’ve been leading this fight for a long time – at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and beyond – and I know what it takes to win.”