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Walsh: Supreme Court Ruling Threatens Women's Fundamental Right

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Location: Billings, MT

U.S. Senator John Walsh criticized today's Supreme Court ruling on McCullen v. Coakley and the risk it raises for women to freely and safely access health care.

"Today's ruling threatens the freedom to safely seek healthcare, and allows others to interfere with private medical decisions. Women have the fundamental right to access health services, and should not have to face a gauntlet of name calling and humiliation."

Montana State Law provides a 36-foot buffer zone to protect the area surrounding women's health clinics.

Senator Walsh is a strong advocate for women's right to make their own health decisions. He has earned the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC, Planned Parenthood and the National Organization of Women. Congressman Daines has actively sought to restrict women's rights. He sponsored a so-called "personhood bill" that would amend the constitution to overturn Roe. v. Wade, making abortion illegal even in cases of rape and incest.

Congressman Daines even went as far as to sponsor legislation that would empower the IRS to audit rape victims who had an abortion.


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