AUGUSTA, ME – Speaker Sara Gideon released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that June Medical Services v. Russo, Louisiana’s abortion admitting privileges law, is unconstitutional:

“Today, the Supreme Court upheld the long-standing rights of people both in Louisiana and across the country to safely make their own health decisions and control their own future. Here in Maine, I’m proud of my work to protect those rights and expand access to essential health care, including reproductive care.”