LANSING, Mich., Sept. 15, 2021 — Following the Supreme Court’s decision to allow a Texas law banning abortions after six weeks to go into effect, abortion clinics in the state have effectively been shut down. In response, state Rep. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) issued the following statement:

“Today, I was proud to sign on to an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. We are at a pivotal moment in our country’s fight for reproductive health care — people across the country are counting on us to protect access to legal abortion. What we’re seeing now in Texas is a brazen attempt to circumvent Roe v. Wade by allowing what is essentially vigilante injustice. And as loved ones become potential informants, women will be forced into performing unsafe procedures alone and without support. We cannot allow our bodies to be governed by a minority of people who clearly do not care about our health or well-being. This law is part of a concerted, nationwide effort to overturn Roe v. Wade and outlaw abortion. We must act now if we want to protect women’s rights and access to safe, legal abortions in Michigan.”