53 Democratic State Parties Issue Statement on Leaked SCOTUS Intent to Overturn Roe v. Wade

For Immediate Release Contact: Brit Bender | Tennessee Democratic Party | 319 Plus Park Blvd., Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37217 | Office: (615) 327–9779 | comms@tndp.org  

Last night, a draft opinion circulated indicating the Supreme Court’s intent to overturn Roe v. Wade. In anticipation of this “egregiously wrong” SCOTUS ruling, Tennessee’s Republican supermajority has already passed a trigger law that would immediately ban abortions once this decision is finalized. “I am disappointed that the court’s conservative majority has decided to turn the highest court into an incubator for dangerous Republican political ideology.” – Hendrell Remus, TNDP Chair

Given the additional powers this anticipated decision will yield to state and territorial legislatures, the listed State Parties, representing almost all of the states and territories of the nation, signed on to jointly offer the following statement:

“The shockwaves of Donald Trump’s presidency are neither gone nor forgotten. We are heartbroken – but not surprised – to see the draft opinion of the United States Supreme Court indicating it intends to overturn a half-century constitutional jurisprudence in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

“Many of us live in states where abortion access has been overturned or torn apart by extremist Republicans who have no business interfering in personal health decisions. Abortion bans are not favored by a majority of Americans, and they never will be. They are, however, supported by an extremist group of right wing primary voters and donors – and that’s why the GOP continues to fight to restrict abortion access nationally and in our legislatures.

“In the wake of this decision, the Supreme Court’s anticipated opinion will signal a return of power to the elected representatives of each state and territory. Therefore, it is important now, more than ever, that we protect and exercise those rights that remain intact — our First Amendment rights to associate and to vote representatives into office who will stand firm and protect their constituents from the threats and whims of conservatives.

“Across America, our State Democratic Parties will work tirelessly to recruit, train, and support Democratic candidates for state and federal office who will fight for the right to abortion. We encourage our federal legislators to codify Roe immediately. We cannot and will not wait.”

Signed By:

Alabama Democratic Party

Alaska Democratic Party

Arizona Democratic Party

Arkansas Democratic Party

California Democratic Party

Colorado Democratic Party

Connecticut Democratic Party

DC Democratic Party

Delaware Democratic Party

Democrats Abroad

Florida Democratic Party

Georgia Democratic Party

Guam Democratic Party

Democratic Party of Hawai‘i

Idaho Democratic Party

Democratic Party of Illinois

Indiana Democratic Party

Iowa Democratic Party

Kansas Democratic Party

Louisiana Democratic Party

Maine Democratic Party

Maryland Democratic Party

Massachusetts Democratic Party

Michigan Democratic Party

Minnesota DFL Party

Mississippi Democratic Party

Missouri Democratic Party

Montana Democratic Party

Nebraska Democratic Party

Nevada State Democratic Party

New Hampshire Democratic Party

New Jersey Democratic State Committee

New Mexico Democratic Party

New York State Democratic Party

North Carolina Democratic Party

North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party

Ohio Democratic Party

Oklahoma Democratic Party

Democratic Party of Oregon

Pennsylvania Democratic Party

Rhode Island Democratic Party

South Carolina Democratic Party

South Dakota Democratic Party

Tennessee Democratic Party

Texas Democratic Party

Utah Democratic Party

Vermont Democratic Party

Virginia Democratic Party

Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands

Washington State Democratic Party

West Virginia Democratic Party

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Wyoming Democratic Party

 

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