Rep. Carbajal Statement on Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v Wade
Carbajal: “this decision, which overturns a half century of legal precedent, is a betrayal of our Constitution and a betrayal of millions of women”
Washington, June 24, 2022
Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal, a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus, issued the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling today in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, where they struck a half century of legal precedent on Constitutional reproductive rights by overturning Roe v. Wade:
“This decision, which overturns a half century of legal precedent, is a betrayal of our Constitution and a betrayal of millions of women who count on its protections to retain control of their own body and choices.
“As more than half of all U.S. states stand ready to eradicate women’s reproductive rights in the wake of this decision, the majority of Americans who support a woman’s right to choose must see this as a call to action.
“States that have further enshrined these rights like California must stand as a beacon and safe harbor for those whose health care access is now imperiled.
“And we must continue to search for a pathway for legislation which I have already helped pass in the House to codify Roe into federal law.”
In September, the U.S. House passed legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Carbajal, the Women’s Health Protection Act, to codify a woman’s right to an abortion into law.