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Chair of the Assembly's Public Safety Committee and Member of the Select Committee on Uplifting Girls and Woman of Color, Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Statement on Roe v. Wade Ruling

For immediate release:

(Los Angeles, California – June 24, 2022) – Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles) responds to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

"The ruling by the conservative faction of the U.S. Supreme Court to end decades of settled law in America, and thereby negating a woman's right to choose care for her own body, is a travesty.

This action sets women's rights back to a time when fundamentalists determined the direction of our nation based upon what they deemed appropriate and negated the rights and liberties of others.

The Republican justices on the court are wrong in restricting the inalienable rights of Americans.

As a Member of the California State Legislature, I am proud to be a co-author of SCA 10, which will codify into state law the rights of women to choose the healthcare services they deem right for their selves, including the right to safe and legal abortion. California values a woman’s right to choose, and SCA 10 has the effect of making sure the rights of women are protected, even as other states seek to eliminate this right.

We all must stand up to the tyrannical actions of the minority party that continues to be outvoted in the popular vote in national elections. We must win at the voting box to protect our civil, natural, and personal rights from systematic deletion."