LANSING, Mich., June 24, 2022 — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The ruling overturns Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Justice Alito stated in his opinion, “The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision.” In response to the court’s decision, state Rep. Kara Hope (D-Holt) issued the following statement:

“Today’s radical, partisan decision by the U.S. Supreme Court will endanger lives, and it confers second-class citizen status on women. It makes it all the more important that we finally wipe Michigan’s archaic, draconian anti-abortion law off the books. We must also work to pass state laws and to amend our state constitution to secure Michiganders’ rights to reproductive freedom. This isn’t over. I am committed to fight to protect the right to privacy and bodily autonomy that was ripped away today.”