SCOTUS announces ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaving it to the states to decide abortion access.
PENNSYLVANIA — In response to the Supreme Court of the United States ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade — subsequently leaving it to states to further restrict or protect access to abortion and reproductive healthcare — Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesperson Marisa Nahem issued the following statement:
“Today’s SCOTUS news is an unprecedented reminder that reproductive rights are on the ballot in 2022 — and Republicans’ anti-choice extremist nominee for Governor Doug Mastriano has made crystal clear his dangerous agenda to outlaw abortion with no exceptions and throw doctors in jail for performing abortions.
“After today, Pennsylvanians understand that there’s nothing stopping Mastriano and Harrisburg Republicans from taking away reproductive rights. Mastriano has made clear that outlawing abortion is his ‘number one issue,’ — he’s twice sponsored draconian abortion bans and even compared abortion to the Holocaust — and he’s leaving no doubt that the stakes in this Governor’s race couldn’t be higher for reproductive rights. But while Mastriano is hellbent on outlawing abortion and restricting access to reproductive healthcare, Josh Shapiro will always protect our freedoms — including a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions.”