Democratic AGs on One Year Since SCOTUS Overturning of Roe v. Wade
June 24, 2023
Washington, DC – Today marks one year since the Supreme Court announced its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade and ended the federal right to an abortion. Since then, Republican Attorneys General across the county have doubled down on their efforts to further attack people’s access to abortion. Standing in stark contrast, Democratic Attorneys General have been and continue to remain on the frontlines of protecting and expanding people’s access to reproductive health care.
Statement from DAGA Co-Chairs Delaware AG Kathy Jennings and Nevada AG Aaron Ford:
“Today marks a grim anniversary of a devastating setback for our country. Since the Dobbs ruling, we’ve seen anti-abortion activists and politicians wreak further havoc on people’s freedom to make their own decisions about their bodies. While our AG colleagues on the opposite side of the aisle poke and prod at ways to attack abortion providers and create more hurdles to abortion access, we as Democratic Attorneys General have fought back with every legal tool we have in our toolboxes. And we must remember that Roe was always the floor, not the ceiling. We will continue to work towards a place where abortion is available to everyone that needs it — regardless of their zip code. No matter how dark the hour, we will remain on the frontlines of protecting and expanding people’s access to abortion.”