New York, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) made the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
"Today, the Supreme Court bulldozed over reproductive health and rights, and I am mad as hell. This decision is personal to me. I first announced my run for Congress on the day the Supreme Court struck down on Casey v Planned Parenthood, one of the many times the Court has chipped away at an individual's right to reproductive choice. But now is not the time to agonize. Now, we must get to work by fighting back harder than ever before.
"The time is NOW to abolish the filibuster and codify Roe, expand the Supreme Court, and ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. We must elect more Democratic pro-choice women to Congress and in state legislatures — women who personally understand the issues and will fight in the front lines to pass laws that restore making abortion accessible, safe and legal in all states. The women of this country will not take this decision lightly. See you on the streets and at the polls in November."