NWLC Reacts to SCOTUS Overturning Roe v. Wade

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):

“Today, we mourn—both for the loss of our reproductive freedom, and for our faith in the Supreme Court’s ability to guard against efforts to undermine our constitution and, in turn, our democracy. But today, we are also angry— with this decision, the Court’s majority has for the first time obliterated a constitutional right and stolen the fundamental ability to control our bodies, lives, and futures. The chaos and generational harm that will ensue did not happen overnight, nor by chance—instead this strategy was intentionally devised through decades of shameful work by extremist politicians who have weaponized the Court to control people in this country.

“So today, we recommit to action— and find ourselves in lockstep with those who have seen the signs for a decade and those who are just waking to this disastrous news. No matter where you sit this is just the beginning of efforts to eliminate basic protections and rights for all of us. The National Women’s Law Center and our allies in the movement are committed to making this the end of extremist attacks on our rights. They will not win—we will not let them. We will not stop fighting for a future where communities thrive and where we all have the freedom to safely care for our families and live with dignity, equality, and justice. That includes making sure abortion is affordable and available in our own communities, without judgment, stigma, or barriers.”