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Val Arkoosh Calls Again For Codifying Roe Following SCOTUS Continued Failure To Block Texas Ban

October 22, 2021

Arkoosh: “Health Care Should Never Have To Wait At The Hand Of A Stacked Court”

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP — Val Arkoosh, physician and candidate for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court declined again to stop the Texas abortion ban and instead put review of the law on its docket for November 1:

“The Supreme Court’s decision today will hurt pregnant people sitting in Texas with nowhere to turn for abortion care, potentially costing lives, and the justices who chose not to step in should be ashamed of that and their failure to uphold the nearly 50 years of precedent set forth in Roe v. Wade. There are pregnant Texans who need abortion services right now and the next day, yet this decision will force them to continue to go out of state or be left with no options at all. It’s more urgent than ever that we codify Roe v. Wade into law immediately, and work to expand abortion access. Health care should never have to wait at the hand of a stacked court.” 

Val is a physician who spent years on the labor and delivery floor caring for patients. In addition to calling for passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act in the U.S. Senate, Val has outlined additional steps she would take to expand abortion access and access to contraception at no cost in a post on Medium.

She has also been lifting up the stories of Pennsylvania women and physicians who have given voice to the need to defend abortion access for families like theirs.

City & State Pennsylvania reported that: “Arkoosh has made abortion policy a key issue of her campaign for U.S. Senate in recent weeks. A memo released by her campaign called her the ‘strongest possible voice for codifying Roe, defending the doctor-patient relationship and ensuring women have affordable access to the full-range of reproductive health care options.’” Read that memo HERE.