LANSING, Mich., June 24, 2022 — Today the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, upending 50 years of precedent set in Roe v. Wade.
“This Supreme Court ruling is a shocking and brutal assault on the rights of all Michiganders and my heart breaks for the devastating and mortal consequences of this obviously wrongful decision,” says House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township). “From the Dredd Scott decision in 1857 to Dobbs today, the Supreme Court has occasionally made horrifically wrong decisions throughout our nation’s history. Michigan stands at this moment in a state of legal limbo– while the state-level law is currently unenforceable by court order, the future of that case is far from certain. The Republican majority has made clear their intention to criminally prosecute reproductive health to ruthless extremes as they adopt the most radical views within their party into their mainstream positions. We demand our reproductive rights in Michigan and as legislators we will continue to pursue every avenue for action to once again secure these vital rights for Michiganders. Our resolve and persistence will not wither in the shadow of today’s judicial failure.”