Schumer Statement on SCOTUS Overturning Roe and Republicans’ Complicity in this Dangerous Decision to End Abortion Rights

June 24, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer issued the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“Today is one of the darkest days our country has ever seen. Millions upon millions of American women are having their rights taken from them by five unelected Justices on the extremist MAGA court.

These justices, appointed by Republicans and presiding without any accountability, have stolen a fundamental right to have an abortion away from American women in this country. These justices were intentionally appointed by Republicans to overturn Roe v. Wade and every Republican Senator knew this would happen if they voted to confirm these radical justices. These MAGA Republicans are all complicit in today’s decision and all of its consequences for women and families in this country.

“Today’s decision makes crystal clear the contrast as we approach the November elections: elect more MAGA Republicans if you want nationwide abortion bans, the jailing of women and doctors and no exemptions for rape or incest. Or, elect more pro-choice Democrats to save Roe and protect a woman’s right to make their own decisions about their body, not politicians.”

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