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Senator Rausch State House Briefing Part 2, Chapter 17 (June 30, 2022)
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent actions, and particularly the Dobbs decision, it is no exaggeration to say that we are living in dark times for our country, our federal government, and the rule of law. As a woman, a mother, a Jew, someone who has been pregnant and given birth, a scholar in reproductive justice and the law, and someone who genuinely cares about the survival of our democracy, I feel the impacts of these decisions in every fiber of my being. The Supreme Court has engaged in drastic, unprecedented, and extremist judicial activism that moves our country decades back in time.
State legislatures across the country must act. Now. Indeed, state governments have never been more important. I remain fervently committed to protecting broad-spectrum reproductive health care access and delivery in our Commonwealth, regardless of residency. State governments are our last line of defense. With a month to go in the legislative session, I will keep fighting to advance the urgently needed policies to protect your rights.
In this newsletter, you’ll find my statement about the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling, a celebration of pride and Juneteenth, a legislative update, and a roundup of some district events. For real-time updates, please follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you are a constituent and need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me and my team via phone (617-722-1555) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are here to help.
I wish you and your loved ones strength, health, resilience, and joy.
Yours in service,
Senator Becca Rausch
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