This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on June 24, 2022.
The Alliance for Justice, a national association of over 130 groups committed to equitable, just and free society:
“Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will be remembered in the same vein as Dred Scott v. Stafford, Plessy v. Ferguson, Korematsu v. United States, and Bowers v. Hardwick as a dreadful stain on our nation’s history. For the first time ever, the Supreme Court has rescinded a recognized constitutional right.
“It cannot be overstated how damaging this ruling will be to the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly people of color.… Those with the necessary finances will still be able to access abortion services, so this ruling will primarily harm those without the resources needed to travel to other states to seek legal abortions.
“We are supposed to be a nation of laws, not men. By that simple standard, today’s decision is profoundly un-American; it is a willful and reckless assertion of power based on a simple fact: The conservatives have more votes, so law and reason are irrelevant. The Court has violated its oath to protect and defend the Constitution.”