WASHINGTON—Today Senator Mike Braun sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, seeking clarification of Labor Department policy following his statement released after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Senator Braun notes in the letter that Secretary Walsh’s statement appears to indicate an intention by the Executive Branch to intervene in states with laws protecting the sanctity of life, degrading our institutions of government by undermining the authority of the U.S. Supreme Court to restore constitutional order, as well as devaluing the experiences of mothers participating in the labor force. Senator Braun wrote: “I write to share my concern and to inquire as to your intentions articulated in your June 24, 2022, statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (19-1392). This landmark case acknowledges that the Constitution does not and has never conferred a right to abortion and restores to the people the authority to enact policy to protect life at all stages.  Your role as the Secretary of Labor does not empower you nor the Administration to usurp state authority in your divisive promotion of the destruction of human life.”   Senator Braun continued: “Your statement shares, ‘Access to abortion and all other personal reproductive choices is not only an issue of health and personal liberty, but also squarely an economic issue that determines the welfare of working women and their families. The Department of Labor will work to advance our mission by empowering women using every tool we have.’ It is concerning that you appear to be threatening to intervene into the many states of the Republic that have established strong laws to protect life. It is doubly disappointing that you appear to be attempting to intimidate mothers in difficult positions with false ultimatums of poverty or saving the life of a child.” Read the full letter here: https://www.braun.senate.gov/sites/default/files/2022-06/220629%20Sen.%20Braun%20to%20Sec.%20Walsh%20re%20Dobbs.pdf  
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