In response to the US Senate today failing to codify abortion rights, the executive director of MoveOn Political Action, Rahna Epting, issued the following statement:
Washington DC – “This vote is important because everyone in this country deserves to know where their elected leaders are in control of their own bodies. Every American should know that their elected officials believe that they are full citizens or second class citizens of this country. But it must be a first step, not a last step.
“We are not interested in show voting. We are not interested in empty words. Everything is in line. We need and we hope our elected officials will act quickly. To meet at this moment. No Senate rule is more important than our bodies. Our rights. We will not allow anyone – on either side – to hide behind the old Senate rules on this issue. Finish filibuster if you have to. But now support reproductive freedom.
“And for those who don’t, our message is clear: we’ll see you at the ballot box in November.”
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