LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Democratic Party released the following statement in response to breaking news of the impending decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision protecting abortion rights.
“It is with disgust and outrage that we have learned of the Supreme Court of the United States’ intention to overturn key rulings protecting the reproductive rights, bodily autonomy, and personal liberty of women. Although we recognize that this news is breaking and based off an as of yet unpublished draft by Justice Alito, it appears to confirm the fear that so many in our nation have had for months – that the fundamental right to safe and legal abortions is set to be undone.
“The Nevada State Democratic Party affirms, without compromise, that abortion is a fundamental right. We categorically reject the baseless arguments against the right of women to exercise control over their own bodies and we recognize this decision as a sickening ploy to reverse half a century of social progress while blatantly ignoring the will of an overwhelming majority of Americans.
“Although the right to safe, legal abortions is enshrined in the constitution of our beautiful state, we know that opponents of choice will use any method possible to block, obstruct, and hamper the ability of women to exercise their rights. Republicans in our state have made no secret of their intention to force the same unconscionable restrictions on the women of Nevada as they have upon the residents of Texas, Missouri, Idaho, and elsewhere. We remain committed, now more than ever, to defeating the extremist GOP and denying their anti-choice legislation any foothold in our state.
We affirm that truly defending reproductive rights – both in Nevada and across the country – means not only keeping abortion legal but guaranteeing access and affordability for every woman in need. In the coming months, we expect to see an influx of women seeking reproductive care in our state. We will do all within our power to ensure that each and every person coming to Nevada in search of care not only receives it but receives the fullest protection we can offer against retribution from their home states. We dedicate ourselves, now and always, to protecting abortion in Nevada and fighting to restore our rights in every state and territory across the nation. Courageous activists, organizers, and leaders across our country have won this battle before. Together, we will win it again.”