LANSING, Mich., June 24, 2022 — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This decision on Dobbs upholds the Mississippi law that places a ban on abortion after 15 weeks as constitutional. By upholding this law, Roe v. Wade is overturned — thus, allowing states to place a ban on abortions. In response to the court’s decision, state Rep. Rachel Hood (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement:  


“This is a tragic and frightening day in the United States. Today marks one of the first times in decades that we have rolled back the freedom of people in the United States, rather than expanding our rights to live freely. Bodily autonomy is a human right. As an elected official, I am committed to leading among the diverse team of citizens across this state, this country and the world, who will be mobilized like never before in history, to reverse this decision. I won’t back down until my daughters can be assured their bodies are their own.”