John Kerry Statement on Senate Action against a Woman's Right to Choose
October 21, 2003
Washington, DC -
John Kerry said, "This vote is a step backwards for women as George Bush's stealth agenda to roll back the right to choose is pushed forward. The Supreme Court has already struck down as unconstitutional similar legislation because it does not allow an exception for the health of a mother and I am hopeful that the courts will immediately review it again. This is further evidence that we can't afford a president who refuses to commit to appoint judges who will uphold the right to choose and the right to privacy. It is time for a President who will have the courage to stand up to the right wing assault on the rights of women."