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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dean Phillips released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court decision, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center:

“Like a large majority of Americans, I am angered and devastated by this ruling. The consequences of this decision are a blow to all of us who believe that in a free society, there are limits to how much the government can encroach on our personal lives. In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court has rescinded a right and protection afforded to American women for more than a half-century.  

I can only imagine how desperate and scared millions around the country are feeling. Patients - not politicians - should have the right to make their own decisions about their own bodies. I am proud that this is still the case in Minnesota, where Minnesotans still have the right to choose and access abortions. Following this Supreme Court decision, I will work harder than ever to codify that very reproductive freedom into federal law using every tool our founders afforded us.”