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LatinoJustice Stands Ready to Defend Women’s Reproductive Rights with Potential Overturn of Roe v. Wade

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

May 3, 2022  

Contacts:
Carolina González | Senior Director of Strategic Communication| [email protected] | 212-739-7513
Sarai Bejarano | Manager of Traditional & Digital Media | [email protected] | 212-739-7581
 

LatinoJustice Stands Ready to Defend Women’s Reproductive Rights with Potential Overturn of Roe v. Wade 

New York, NY –  A leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinión released by POLITICO suggests that the Court will overturn the landmark decision Roe v. Wade that granted the right to abortion. 

The following statement can be attributed to Lourdes M. Rosado, President & General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF

“The Supreme Court appears poised to strip women of their fundamental right to autonomy over their own bodies.  This comes as no surprise, as those with power and privilege have been systematically shaping the Court to protect their own interests.  Still, it is a sobering and horrific prospect. While the Court appears ready to deprive all women of a long-recognized constitutional right, their actions will do the most harm to people who are furthest from opportunity and communities of color. No matter what the ultimate outcome, LatinoJustice PRLDEF will continue to fight for the right to access safe, affordable reproductive health care. We must rally against all attempts to take this country back to a time when, as 'history and tradition' suggests, only affluent, white, cisgender males in power had the privilege of freedom and autonomy. Join us in demanding that lawmakers embed this fundamental right in our state constitutions and statutes. And vote in November to send a clear message to Congress that they must act now to secure our rights.”

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