U.S. Supreme Court Issues Official Opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson

LANSING, Mich., June 24, 2022 — Today, the United States Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, effectively 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. Julie M. Rogers (D-Kalamazoo) issued the following statement: 

“Taking away a person’s right to bodily autonomy is a violation of our human rights. For nearly 50 years, the right to access safe, legal abortions has been protected, allowing a person to decide if and when the time was right for them to have children. While Dobbs was already excessively restrictive in limiting access to abortion at 15 weeks, the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe turns the clock back to a time when women’s rights were egregiously violated. As the battle for abortion rights continues in Michigan, know that I am committed to fighting to protect every Michigander’s right to decide their reproductive health care.”