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Pallone on Reports Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

May 3, 2022
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today following reports that the Supreme Court has circulated a draft decision overturning its 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade has stood for nearly 50 years protecting the right to abortion. 

“If this draft opinion is accurate, the Supreme Court is on the cusp of overturning half a century of precedent and decimating reproductive rights for millions of Americans. This is an assault on women and their ability to make their own health care decisions and undermines the right to privacy for all Americans. It is an ideological decision not based in the Constitution that will further undermine trust in the Supreme Court and cause devastating harm to our people and our nation. 

“However, today, abortion is still legal. It is not too late for the Justices to reverse course and uphold the law of the land. The health and rights of millions hangs in the balance.”