"I am disgusted, yet unsurprised, by the deeply troubling revelation of SCOTUS’s strategy to overturn Roe v. Wade."
Following a report that a majority of the Supreme Court of the United States has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, which would outlaw abortion in at least 13 states and upend nearly five decades of judicial precedence, jeopardizing the rights and health of women across the nation to access safe reproductive health care, King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the following statement:
"I am disgusted, yet unsurprised, by the deeply troubling revelation of SCOTUS’s strategy to overturn Roe v. Wade. Women and families will suffer because of this hateful, misogynist agenda to deprive women of their bodily autonomy.
"I believe in and am committed to the right of every woman to make the choice that is best for herself and her family, and I will never stop fighting to ensure that abortion and family planning care are available, without barriers and unnecessary restrictions, in King County and Washington state.
"What right-wing zealots don’t understand, or simply don’t care about, is that abortions will not stop happening if they are criminalized. They will simply become unsafe. I urge all good people to make your voices heard, and join me in fighting for the preservation of reproductive rights and justice across our nation."
For more information, contact:
Chase Gallagher, Executive Office, 206-263-8537