Michigan Democratic Party Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Roe v Wade

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States released their decision to overturn Roe v Wade, an unprecedented reversal that reveals how far right the court has been pulled. Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes released the following statement:  

“Abortion services are health care, but now radical Republicans across the country will be emboldened by today’s Supreme Court decision to criminalize this service. It cannot be overstated that this horrifying decision from the Supreme Court is because of extremist Republicans like the ones in Michigan who are absolutely gleeful that the reproductive rights of millions of Americans have been overturned. The GOP’s decades-long, invasive attack on health care and abortion access has resulted in people no longer having control over their own bodies in the year 2022. 

“Let that sink in: we achieved the right in the 1960s, but an ultra-coservative majority on the Supreme Court just stripped away all that progress and precedent in one life-changing decision. 

“Now more than ever, it’s critical that we re-elect Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, and a Democratic state legislature because those are the only entities standing in the way of extremist Republicans enforcing Michigan’s archaic, 1931 abortion ban, and passing legislation to further erode access to care.”

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