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May 2022

Protect Our Care Statement on Draft Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Washington DC — Last night, after obtaining a leaked draft opinion, Politico reported that the Supreme Court appears to have enough votes to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. While abortion remains legal today, the decision threatens to open the floodgates for Republican states to ban abortion. In response, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement: 

“This is a dark day in American history. After lying to the U.S. Senate and to the American people, far-right justices on the highest court in the land are poised to upend established law, disregard the Constitution, and attack fundamental human rights. If the leaked draft is accurate, we will face a health care crisis and millions of women will be stripped from their right to safe abortion access. The court is owned by the party of Trump, and we’re only beginning to see the true consequences. Every Republican who voted for these justices owns this decision and the American people will hold them accountable for their negligence. We won’t stop fighting until health care, including reproductive freedom, is a right for every American.