LANSING, Mich., June 24, 2022 — Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled that all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional, overturning Roe v. Wade and ending a person’s right to abortion in half the country. This comes after a leaked draft revealed the Supreme Court’s intention to overturn Roe in early May. State Rep. Brenda Carter (D-Pontiac) issued the following statement in response to the Dobbs v. Jackson decision:

“It is a sad day for people across America. I remember what times were like before we had the right to choose, and that horror haunts me to this day. The decision to strike down Roe v. Wade isn’t just about abortion. The decision impacts many critical services to women’s health and bodily autonomy. Think of those that will die after the decision handed down by the court today — especially Black women. Now it’s time to turn our outrage into action. I will fight tirelessly to defend the right to access the health care Michiganders want and need, and I hope the great people in our state will join me.”