For Immediate Release:
May 3, 2022
Contact: Jonathon Dworkin (NewDEAL), 202-660-1340 x5, firstname.lastname@example.org
NewDEAL Statement on Supreme Court Draft Opinion to Overturn Roe v. Wade
Washington, DC – NewDEAL CEO Debbie Cox Bultan released the following statement responding to the leaked draft opinion from Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that would overturn Roe v. Wade:
“This opinion, if it is ultimately agreed to by a majority of the justices, would mark a historic setback for women’s health and the reputation of our highest court. Whatever the ultimate outcome, it seems clear that the Supreme Court is poised to take away rights that have been protected for a half-century by Roe v. Wade. Such a decision would immediately make abortion illegal in many states, with more to follow, leading to unacceptable inequities in access to reproductive health care for millions of women.
“These events provide a stark reminder of the importance of strong leadership at the state level, where legislators and governors make so many of the decisions that directly impact people’s lives. While we should call for action in Congress, anyone angered by today’s news must recognize the critical role that state leaders will play moving forward, and the support that pro-choice leaders will need to respond.”
NewDEAL supports a network of about 200 state and local officials — statewide officials, legislators, mayors, council members, and other local leaders across the country — who are pro-growth progressives. The organization brings together leaders focused on expanding opportunity, helping them develop and spread innovative ideas to spur economic growth that is broadly-earned and sustainable. Most importantly, NewDEAL facilitates the exchange of ideas among its members and connects them with other pro-growth progressive political, policy, and private sector leaders.
NewDEAL’s Honorary Co-Chairs are U.S. Senator Chris Coons (DE), Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10), and Columbia, SC Former Mayor Steve Benjamin.