Women's March Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
NEW YORK, NY – On Monday, The Supreme Court announced that it will hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a challenge to Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban that will likely have significant ramifications on the future of Roe v. Wade. Women’s March Executive Director Rachel O’Leary Carmona issued the following statement in response:
“When Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the rest of the GOP rammed Amy Coney Barrett onto the Supreme Court last year, they had one goal: to cement a conservative majority that would hurt immigrants, people of color, religious minorities, and women.
“With Barrett in the seat that belonged to Ruth Bader Gindsberg, that’s exactly what the Court is set to do. Today, the Court announced it would hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a challenge to Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban that could effectively mark the end of Roe V. Wade. All this despite precedent, and despite the fact that a majority of Americans support abortion access.
“Women can’t wait for the Court’s radical Republican justices — two of whom are credibly accused sexual abusers — to take our rights away. We need President Biden and Senate Democrats to abolish the filibuster and codify Roe v. Wade into federal law now. And then they must expand the court to restore its balance of power, its independence, and its status as a truly representative third branch of government.
“Biden and Senate Democrats need to decide now: Will they stand with Republicans and archaic Senate norms and Supreme Court traditions, or will they stand up and fight for the millions of women who organized and voted them into office in 2020?”