Comptroller Natalie Braswell released the following statement on Tuesday in response to a draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
“By all indications, the Supreme Court is set to undue almost fifty years of settled law and send a clear message to women throughout the nation that their fundamental right to privacy – their right to autonomy over their own bodies – should be dictated by the laws of the state they live in, no matter how draconian they may be. Not only would this upend legal precedent, it would be in direct conflict with the American people, who overwhelming support access to safe and legal abortions.
“While this decision would be cruel and punishing on its own, it is also an obvious first step towards the goal of outlawing abortion access nationwide, and intimidating women and their doctors. I’m grateful to live in Connecticut, a safe haven for women to make their own health care choices, and I thank the legislature and Governor Lamont for fighting back against the extreme anti-women laws of other states. But this also needs to serve as a wake-up call. Without a dramatic repudiation of these tactics across the nation, and at the ballot box, we will continue to see the erosion of individual rights and civil liberties.”More News