NJCA Statement on apparent SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

May 3rd, 2022

Highland Park — Today Dena Mottola Jaborska, Executive Director for New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA), released the following statement on the apparent SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“We are angered and shocked by the U.S. Supreme Court’s apparent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. This decision would set back decades of progress on women’s rights, force countless women to make choices endangering their health and well-being, and exacerbate the health care and economic crisis that women and families across our nation face today. It also serves as a warning of how anti-democracy forces have politicized our judicial process at the highest level, and that elections do have consequences.

“We applaud Governor Murphy and New Jersey legislative champions for codifying a woman’s right to choose into state law through the Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act. We stand by women’s rights to equal protection under the law and we will continue our resistance and our fight for these rights and women’s freedom throughout this nation. We urge all New Jerseyans and our elected leaders to stand with us against this continuing assault on women’s rights and our most sacred American institutions.”