Senator Moran Issues Statement on Supreme Court Overturn of Roe V. Wade
Upon hearing the news of the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade, I found myself gripped by despair for the many who would lose access to life-saving reproductive health care, and disgusted by this attack on the civil liberties of American citizens.
There is no doubt that this will have a ripple effect across the country, as we are already seeing with many states poised to enact “trigger bans;” putting more women in unsafe and potentially life-threatening situations without safe and professional abortion care. Access to such care is a necessity if we are going to protect the health and autonomy of women. This decision undermines personal freedom and puts the health of the public at risk.
As we contend with this appalling development, I will continue to be a voice and an advocate for policies that protect the rights of women in Massachusetts. I have faith that this decision will be defeated, and women will once again have their right to health care and to personal choice restored.