FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2022
Email: [email protected],
Madison Allman, 202-384-1279
Emily Morris, 213-457-7458
NILC Statement on the Supreme Court Majority Draft Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade
WASHINGTON — Victoria Ballesteros, chief communications officer at the National Immigration Law Center and NILC Immigrant Justice Fund, issued the following statement in response to the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft majority opinion overturning the decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey:
“This horrifying draft decision forecasts the culmination of a long-running political scheme to install a conservative majority and weaponize the Supreme Court to roll back and restrict essential reproductive and other rights. A decision overturning the right to an abortion will have life-altering consequences, especially for low-income communities and people of color, including many immigrants. The Supreme Court’s assault on fundamental rights will not stop with access to abortion; we are in the middle of a fight for the basic human rights of everybody who calls this country home.
“The National Immigration Law Center stands in solidarity with leaders in the fight to ensure equitable and safe access to life-saving health care, which includes access to abortion and other reproductive health care services. We will continue to fight for our fundamental rights to be protected under the law.
“In 2020, a historic multigenerational coalition of voters gave Democrats a governing trifecta to address the challenges facing our nation. Now, we urge Democrats to wield that power and take swift action to ensure that a person’s access to reproductive health care is never called into question again.”