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Statement from President Clinton on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

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For Immediate Release: June 24, 2022

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Statement from President Clinton on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

 

 

Today’s opinion by the Supreme Court on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is wrong on the merits, wrong for women and their ability to make their own healthcare decisions, and wrong for what it means for the future of our country.

 

This decision puts partisanship ahead of precedent, ideology ahead of evidence, and the power of a small minority ahead of the clear will of the people.  This jarring removal of rights that had long been guaranteed, along with decisions gutting the Voting Rights Act and abolishing any judicial remedy for admittedly unconstitutional gerrymandering by state legislatures and abuses of power by federal authorities, has put our democracy at risk in the hands of a radical, activist Court.

 

We all must urge lawmakers at both the state and federal level to pass legislation that will guarantee a woman’s right to choice in her reproductive care.  And we must vote in every election for leaders who will defend, not deny, our cherished rights and liberties, and confirm judges who will put their duty to uphold the Constitution ahead of their ideology, partisanship, and obsession to control.