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Author: Tyler White

Statement on Roe v. Wade Overturning

New York – (June 24, 2022) – When the first person dies from today’s decision that took away their right to control their own body, we should all remember the names Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, and John Roberts.

We will not forget.

This decision will not stop abortions from happening, they will only make them less safe.

The blood of those from these decisions will be on the hands of the conservative justices who voted in favor of overturning Roe V. Wade.

We will not forget.

“It is absurd that this SCOTUS believes a person’s uterus is more worthy of restriction than a handgun,” says NYSYD Executive Vice President, Tyler White. “To everyone who is feeling the weight of this decision, I empathize, I feel it too. It is heart-wrenching to hear that people believe your right to autonomy is anything other than unalienable. It’s hard to think of a path out right now, but we will walk that path to full personhood in the eyes of the law by overwhelmingly voting for and supporting those entities who believe in our right over our own bodies.”

New York, along with several other states have codified Roe, but this isn’t a state-by-state issue—it needs to be passed on the federal level. Congress must act now!

When we vote in our primaries and in the General Election, we will make sure to support those who will make the decision to protect a person’s right over their own body.

We will not forget.

When this decision is used to skirt any Americans’ privacy and have their rights stripped away, let us again remember Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, and John Roberts.

The six justices that have failed the American people.

What do we do now?

Be present and channel your energy from attending a rally near you behind pro-choice organizations in our state, such as the New York Abortion Access Fund

We have the privilege to be a reproductive health sanctuary in New York State and welcome you with open arms to act upon, what should be, your inalienable right of propriety over your own body. Sign up as a volunteer to help people traveling to New York for care stay with you via the Haven Coalition

If you know someone who lives in a state where their rights are at risk, encourage them to knock on doors & GOTV for pro-choice candidates. We can help remotely to work on GOTV outreach and volunteer for pro-choice organizations in their area. The resource pages for Planned Parenthood’s Bans Off Our Bodies and Abortion Access fund’s Bans Off NYC are a good place to

Let us mourn, scream, march today, and prepare for the fight that has once again arrived at our doorsteps. The fight continues.

We will not forget.