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Legislators quick to oppose Supreme Court draft

Overturning Roe v. Wade would erase precedent

 

Last updated 5/4/2022 at 4:10pm

Marko Liias

Rep. Strom Peterson on Tuesday released the following statement after the leak Monday of a Supreme Court draft to Politico that calls for overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide.

"While it looks like the conservative majority on the Supreme Court is ready and willing to erase decades of precedent and endanger the health of women across the country, I am proud to stand with my colleagues in the state Legislature and the voters of Washington to protect a woman's access to the health care she deserves," said Peterson, a Democrat and Edmonds resident.

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