(MINEOLA, N.Y.) – On Friday, June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 to overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to reproductive autonomy for American women. Following the ruling, Nassau County Legislature Minority Leader Kevan M. Abrahams (D - Freeport) issued the following statement:
“On this remarkably sad and infuriating day in the history of our nation, more than half of America’s citizens – women in America – were stripped of the Constitutional right to manage their own reproductive health in consultation with medical professionals and in accordance with their personal faith and beliefs.
“While the reproductive freedoms afforded by Roe v. Wade are currently enshrined in state law, there is now no guarantee that a future federal government will not impose its own will upon the people of New York.
“The public health ramifications of this ruling will be enormous, especially for economically disadvantaged women who already struggle with access to healthcare. If we are to stop the backward slide that we are now witnessing in our nation, we must organize, mobilize, and vote – because our freedom and personal liberty are at the top of the ballot.”