Women’s March Demands Action As SCOTUS Agrees To Hear Direct Challenge To Roe V. Wade

Washington, DC — On Monday, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear a case directly challenging Roe v. Wade on December 1st. Women’s March Executive Director Rachel O’Leary Carmona issued the following statement in response: 

“Time and time again, those of us who’ve been ringing the alarm bell about the end of abortion rights in America have been called hysterical. We sounded it in 2016 when Donald Trump was elected, and were told by people in both parties that our warnings were overblown. We sounded the alarm again in 2020, when Republicans raced to ram through the nomination of anti-choice extremist Amy Coney Barrett weeks before a presidential election—upending the precedent they themselves set in the final year of President Obama’s second term by refusing to even meet with Merrick Garland.

“Now, the long-accepted and overwhelmingly popular constitutional right to an abortion is being dismantled before our eyes. Make no mistake: this is the break-glass moment for women’s rights in America. Now is the time for mass mobilization. Now is the time to rally every Democrat in the House and Senate behind abolishing the filibuster, expanding the court, codifying Roe v. Wade into federal law, and delivering for the majority of Americans who are shocked and horrified by recent developments undermining the right to choose. 

“Congress is the only defense we have left against a hyper-conservative, radical Supreme Court stacked with Trump nominees and eager to violate reproductive freedoms at all costs. It’s time the politicians we sent to Washington muster up the courage to do what needs to be done. And it’s time for Justice Breyer to step down from the Court and ensure that President Biden and Senate Democrats nominate and confirm his successor. We’ll be marching across the country on October 2nd to sound the alarm once again and make sure our message is finally taken seriously. We hope to see every American there who is with us, and against this attack on our freedoms.”