It has been 100 days since the Republican-appointed Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, effectively ending 50 years of reproductive freedom as we knew it. Since then, countless horror stories have surfaced: a 10-year-old rape victim forced to flee her state to get health care, women who experience miscarriages and people with auto-immune diseases unable to access vital medication, women told they’d have to give birth to a non-viable fetus, and more.
Despite the cruel stories and the widespread backlash at the ballot box, House Republicans and Jen Kiggans have doubled down on their war on women with continued promises to pass a nationwide abortion ban.
- Jen Kiggans supports a 15-week abortion ban, with her campaign calling it a “common sense” restriction after Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced it in Congress.
- Kiggans applauded Roe v. Wade being overturned and pledged that her “fight for the unborn and most vulnerable Americans will continue in Congress.”
- Kiggans dismissed abortion as just a “shiny object” that isn’t an issue “voters really care about.”
- The Republicans’ “Commitment to America” prioritizes “protect[ing] the lives of the unborn,” as Republican leaders promise a nationwide abortion ban.
- 126 House Republicans signed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn Roe, more than 160 already singed on to a national abortion ban, and more than 100 have signed on to another.
- Republicans overwhelmingly voted against codifying Roe, protecting the right to contraception, and safeguarding a woman’s right to travel to another state to receive an abortion if their state bans the medical procedure.
- The Republican Study Committee – which represents nearly 75% of the House Republican Conference – doubled down on calls to “end abortion” nationwide in their newly released agenda.
DCCC Spokesperson Monica Robinson:
“Millions of women have gone 100 days without the freedom to make their own health care decisions because Republicans like Jen Kiggans want to outlaw abortion. Kiggans will dismiss reproductive rights as a ‘shiny object’ used to distract voters, then turn around and support an abortion ban in the same breath. Virginians will reject Kiggans in November, because they want their freedoms restored – not taken away further by extreme Republicans.”