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Indivisible on leaked Supreme Court opinion on abortion: They will regret this.

05/03/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2022
Contact:
Emily Phelps | press@indivisible.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Indivisible’s Director of Democracy Policy Meagan Hatcher-Mays released the following statement in response to the news of a leaked Supreme Court opinion on its upcoming abortion decision: 

“Abortion is good and popular, and we must do everything we can to restore and protect the right to have one. Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans support abortion, including Republicans, abortion access is under attack like never before. Last night’s leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that explicitly overturns Roe v. Wade is both completely expected and yet wholly painful to read in black and white. 
 
“This isn’t just about abortion access – it’s about democracy, or the lack thereof, in this country. Abortion is popular, and yet these attacks persist, because in addition to eroding access to reproductive care, the Supreme Court has also rigged the rules by gutting critical democracy protections, including the sacred right to vote, that would provide the American people with the tools we need to throw out the bastards who so casually cast our constitutional rights aside.
 
“The conservative justices know exactly what they're doing when they say they'll ‘return the issue of abortion back’ to the states. Gerrymandering for state legislative districts and racist voter suppression exist for state races, too, and they know how hard it will be to fight back now that they’ve also rubber stamped attacks on democratic rights. But we will fight back, because we must. The Republican party and the Republican Supreme Court will regret this. There are more of us than there are of them, and we will win this November because we have to. 
 
“When we do, Democrats must pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to codify abortion protections in federal law. And we can’t stop there. We must also add four seats to the Supreme Court to ensure that our right to an abortion – and all other constitutional rights we hold dear – are protected.”

 
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The Indivisible Project (501c4) is a social movement non-profit driven by a vision of a real democracy - of, by, and for the people. Indivisible began in 2016 as a viral guide to resisting Trump’s agenda. Today, the Indivisible movement is a network of thousands of local groups and millions of activists across every state. The Indivisible Project drives campaigns for bold progressive policies, lobbies Congress, and equips activists with tools to build lasting progressive power, everywhere. Together, we fight to defeat the rightwing takeover of American government and build an inclusive democracy.