Mayor Gloria Decries Rollback of Women’s Right to Abortion
Mayor Todd Gloria issued the following statement on the 6-3 Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade:
“This is a dark day for our nation. The Supreme Court has failed in its core duty to provide equal justice under the law. A woman’s right to reproductive freedom, including abortion, has been recognized for half a century and now is being rolled back by Justices who are catering to the country’s right-wing extremists. I am outraged and horrified — but undeterred.
Here in California and in San Diego, I pledge to do everything within my power to preserve reproductive freedom and the privacy rights every American should be able to enjoy.”
Governor Gavin Newsom
“The Supreme Court has stripped women of their liberty and let red states replace it with mandated birth.
This is an attack on American freedom.
California, Oregon and Washington are creating the West Coast offensive. A road map for other states to stand up for women.
Time to fight like hell!”
Senator Toni G. Atkins
“I share this searing fury felt by the majority of Americans who are angry and scared for what this Supreme Court decision means for the lives of their daughters, granddaughters and loved ones. For the lives of everyone who will be left without options as a result of this regressive decision.
With this ruling, the Supreme Court has turned its back on safety and equality. But in California, those values remain firmly rooted. Here, pregnant individuals and their families will always be entitled to dignity, understanding, and reproductive choice. During my time running a womens health clinic, I saw first-hand what lack of access meant. I listened to and learned from a distraught mother whose daughter died after an illegal abortion, and helped women understand all their options when they thought they had none.
We will not be shoved back into the dark days of desperate decisions. Abortion is health care and the decision to have one lies solely with the patient. California will not leave people vulnerable to the tyranny of a loud minority.”
A Message to Women from Nathan Fletcher, Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors
“This is a dark day in our country as constitutionally protected rights that have been in place for almost half a century have been erased. This decision will create uncertainty where there was clarity. Today’s ruling is one that none of us hoped to see, but one we all feared could occur. We must use this tremendous setback as motivation. It’s time to fight forward, to fight for what is right, and work together to fight injustices against women and all people.
In California, we have safeguards in place to preserve your right to choose. Your reproductive freedom is safe here, and your County is committed to preserving reproductive healthcare and protecting your right to choose.”