People For the American Way

People For: ‘Devastating’ SCOTUS Dobbs Ruling Strengthens Determination to Fight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2022

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Washington, DC – Following the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which the Court ruled that the longstanding constitutional right to abortion as upheld in the Roe and Casey decisions is overruled, People For  the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:

“Today the Far Right’s decades-long campaign to turn back the clock on essential reproductive freedoms has come to fruition, with the help of an extremist Supreme Court packed by a criminal and unethical president, Donald Trump. This outcome, while devastating in the moment, was not without warning. Now is the time to muster energy for the fight ahead, and lend comfort and strength to those who fear for their lives and safety in the wake of this ruling. To those people, who are disproportionately Black and brown, who may not have financial resources, who may be in the LGBTQ+ community, we say: we support you, we are with you, and we will never abandon you. We also know that our call now is not just to defend reproductive freedom, but other rights that are threatened and were specifically called out for review by Justice Thomas today: rights to contraception, marriage equality and same-sex intimate relationships. Our determination is stronger than ever, to secure a future in which these rights and freedoms are never threatened — and we are now laser-focused on midterm elections up and down the ballot as key to our success.”

About People For the American Way 
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org