Press Release Nevada
Washington, DC — Nearly one year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, ignoring over 50 years of precedent and ending the constitutional right to abortion in wide swaths of the country. Since then, California has led the way toward a future where reproductive freedom is a reality for everybody.
NARAL Pro-Choice America Senior National Political Director Ryan Stitzlein released the following statement in response:
“California’s leadership on reproductive freedom is the blueprint for the rest of the country, and NARAL Pro-Choice California is proud to work alongside our coalition and legislative partners to keep it that way. Though California’s protections for reproductive freedom are strong, we will continue to be vigilant against anti-abortion attacks, from both within the state and beyond. NARAL Pro-Choice California and our more than 371,000 members will never stop fighting for a world where everybody—no matter who they are or where they come from—has the freedom to make their own decisions about starting or expanding their families.”
When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade it opened the door for extremist state lawmakers to put total bans on abortion in place. This decision is having a devastating impact throughout the country as 20 states and counting have eliminated or restricted access because of abortion bans. The people hurt most by attacks on reproductive freedom are those who already face barriers to accessing abortion care—including women; Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; those working to make ends meet; the LGBTQ+ community; immigrants; young people; those living in rural communities; and people with disabilities.
For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for everybody. NARAL is powered by its 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.