WASHINGTON, DC -- After the news media published excerpts of a draft opinion indicating that a majority of the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court are poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) issued the following statement:

“It is clear the Republican Court has the votes to fully overturn Roe v. Wade.  Such a ruling would be a radical, short-sighted, partisan move from a partisan court.  Like the majority of Rhode Islanders, I support a woman’s right to make her own private reproductive choices. There will be floor votes in response, but the simple fact is the only votes that matter on this issue will be cast by the American people in November.”