House Judiciary Committee

The U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, also called the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. It is charged with overseeing the administration of justice within the federal courts, administrative agencies and Federal law enforcement entities. Today the House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the 'ongoing crisis in abortion care access' and the implications of the Supreme Court potentially overturning the 1973 landmark decision in Roe v. Wade. A recently leaked Supreme Court draft opinion, would remove federal level abortion protections, which would be 'literally undoing 50 years of precedent and signaling that they will go after other privacy rights.' The chairman of the committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), hoped the hearing would produce more information about all of the possible consequences of Roe v. Wade, which established the federal right to abortion, being overturned by the high court.