Third Way Statement on the Supreme Court's Radical Decision to Overturn Roe
WASHINGTON — Third Way released the following statement:
"Today the Supreme Court, led by a majority of ultra-conservative, Trump-appointed justices, has stripped away a constitutional right with the bang of a gavel. It is the culmination of a relentless campaign by an extremist right to impose the views of a radical minority on the majority of Americans that will upend and put at risk the lives of millions of women. In particular, it will disproportionately impact women of color, those from marginalized and rural communities, and low-income people who cannot easily travel to another state for necessary care.
“For the first time in nearly half a century, American women and girls will wake up in a country that does not value their independence, respect their decisions, or regard their competence to govern their future. Never in the history of our democracy has such a fundamental right been stripped away from citizens. And conservatives on the Court and in power have made explicit that they believe additional rights should be stripped from women and LGBTQ Americans.
"This decision is a complete aberration. Defending Roe v. Wade is the mainstream, moderate position supported by a wide margin of Americans. This decision goes against the views of 7 in 10 Americans who believe Roe v. Wade should not be overturned, including 66% of Independent voters and 69% of women of reproductive age. Along with other extremist decisions the Court has handed down this week, overturning Roe further proves the Court is out of step with America.
"Make no mistake: this eradication of liberty is not just an attack on women’s rights but an all-out assault on every American’s ability to make their own decisions regarding their bodies and their lives. Justice Thomas’ chilling concurrence makes that crystal clear.
"Democrats in Congress and in the Administration must work as soon as possible to codify the protections of Roe into federal law in the wake of this nightmarish ruling.”