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Rep. Jen Kiggans (R-VA02)’s Extremism Enables Yet Another SCOTUS Attack on Reproductive Freedom

"Despite efforts to mislead Virginians on her record, Kiggans has been an eager participant in the far-right crusade to ban abortion nationwide."

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From the DCCC:

Jen Kiggans’ Extremism Enables Yet Another SCOTUS Attack on Reproductive Freedom

Today the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments about the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a law that requires doctors to provide care to stabilize patients in life-threatening circumstances. The court is considering whether Idaho’s abortion ban overrules EMTALA, opening doctors to criminal charges if they perform an emergency abortion to protect the health and life of the woman.

Let’s be clear: House Republicans’ aggressive and dangerous anti-abortion agenda got us to this point.

Jen Kiggans and House Republicans have universally fought against any attempt to protect access to critical reproductive care, including unanimously blocking consideration of the Women’s Health Protection Act — legislation that would have codified Roe and guaranteed the very same protections now under threat in today’s Supreme Court arguments.

Virginia is the last state in the South that protects abortion access, no thanks to Kiggans. Jen Kiggans celebrated the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, paving the way for the extreme abortion bans that put women’s lives at risk and criminalize health care providers.

DCCC Spokesperson Lauryn Fanguen:
“Because of House Republicans like Jen Kiggans, reproductive freedom is under threat. Today’s case before the Supreme Court is a tragic reminder of the relentless lengths anti-freedom extremists will go to ban abortion, even going so far as to deny women life-saving medical care. Despite efforts to mislead Virginians on her record, Kiggans has been an eager participant in the far-right crusade to ban abortion nationwide.”

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