Wicker Stands Against Extreme Abortion Bill

Miss. Senator Opposes Legislation That Would Codify Roe v. Wade, Abortion on Demand

February 28, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today voted against the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 3755),” which would create a federal right to abortion and allow the procedure for any reason up until birth.

“The Women’s Health Protection Act is a dangerous and disingenuous attempt to codify Roe v. Wade and create a federal right to abortion,” Wicker said. “If this ‘Abortion on Demand until Birth Act’ were to advance, it would be one of the most radical abortion bills ever to pass any legislature in the world. I am glad to stand alongside so many of my colleagues in opposition to this attack on the most vulnerable members of our society. We will continue to fight for life.”

The proposal was advanced ahead of the Supreme Court’s pending decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which has challenged the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade. Wicker has repeatedly called on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and protect the right to life.