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Supermajority Executive Director Amanda Brown Lierman on the Supreme Court’s Refusal to Block Texas’ Six Week Abortion Ban
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Following last night’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that refused to block the Texas law banning abortions after six weeks, Amanda Brown Lierman, Executive Director of Supermajority released the following statement:
“By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court decided to further strip away the rights that women should have over our own bodies. Once again, lawmakers have devised a scheme so cruel that instead of protecting women, they will put more women at risk of resorting to draconian measures to access abortion health care. Most women don’t know they’re pregnant at six weeks and Texas’ law banning abortions gives anyone the right to enforce this abhorrent act, undeniably putting Black, brown and women with low income in harms way.
“Justice Sotomayor in her dissent, joined by Justices Breyer and Kagan, acknowledges that this is the beginning of women’s rights being rolled back even further. Notably, this law is so clearly unconstitutional that even conservative leaning Chief Justice Roberts joined in the dissent. There is no doubt that we have begun to regress to a dark time in our country’s history where women didn’t have a say over their own reproductive health care.
“We are in a fight for our lives and our bodies, and we will do what we do best because we have to — organize. Let this be a warning that we can and we will show up as voters and advocates. This decision is exactly why we need a voting bloc of women that will be recognized as the most powerful in the United States. Women are the supermajority, we can reshape how we are treated and redefine the status quo. Together we can dismantle our history of racial and economic injustice, demand that women rights are human rights and abortion is health care, and ensure our lives, bodies, work and families are valued and our government fairly represents us.”
Supermajority is a women’s equality organization made up of women of all backgrounds, races, and ages who are coming together to build a voting bloc committed to creating a future where we are all truly equal. Supermajority is dedicated to building women’s collective political power by providing the information, training, and resources needed to take meaningful action at the local, state, and national levels.