Sima Ladjevardian Applauds SCOTUS Abortion Ruling
June 29, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, the Supreme ruled that Louisiana's tough restriction on abortion violates the Constitution, a victory for abortion rights advocates from an increasingly conservative court. TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian issued the following statement:
“Today is a landmark victory for the rule of the law and the sanctity of women’s health care. John Roberts stood by his conscience and did the right thing for hundreds of thousands of women who deserve the right to make their own health care decisions.
“If far-right conservatives like Congressman Dan Crenshaw had their way, women’s health care would be more imperiled than ever before. Crenshaw voted in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood and cutting aid for reproductive health programs, and he’s been vocal in his opposition to the protections of Roe v. Wade as nearly half of Texas’ abortion and women’s healthcare clinics have shuttered in the past few years. As a member of Congress, I will fight every day to protect women’s choice and safeguard women’s health care from reckless extremists like Dan Crenshaw.”
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Sima Ladjevardian (SEE-ma LAHJ-ee-VAR-DEE-un) is a lawyer, a mother of two, a breast cancer survivor, and a political activist who has called Houston home for more than 30 years. After fleeing the political upheaval of the Iranian Revolution, her family immigrated to the United States for their shot at the American Dream. Eventually settling in Houston, Sima has become a local leader in cross-cultural dialogue, bringing Texans of all backgrounds and faiths together for social justice. As an activist, she has worked tirelessly to turn Texas blue and elect candidates up and down the ballot — all while serving senior roles in Beto O’Rourke's senate and presidential campaigns. She has been recognized by the University of Houston for her tireless philanthropic and nonprofit work in the community, and she is fueled by the desire to fight for quality, affordable health care, justice, and unity in the United States Congress.