Smith Statement on President Trump’s Reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule

Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to reinstate the Global Gag Rule. Also known as the Mexico City Policy, this rule was first introduced in 1984 at the U.N. International Conference on Population held in Mexico City, and is a global barrier to comprehensive women’s health care. “In … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on June 27th that upheld the constitutional right of women to make their own reproductive decisions: “On June 27th, the Supreme Court struck down two provisions of a dangerous anti-abortion law in Texas by a vote of 5 to … READ MORE

Advocating for Women’s Reproductive Health

  During the August District Work Period, I held meetings through the 9th District with community members and stakeholders. This provides me with valuable feedback from my constituents to advocate for the issues important to them.  I held a women’s health roundtable to discuss the state of women’s reproductive health on the federal, state and … READ MORE

Congressman Smith Opposes Legislation Restricting Access to Abortions, Family Planning

    Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade:  On the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, House Republicans had planned on advancing extreme legislation that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks with the only exception being to protect the life of the … READ MORE