The U.S. Supreme Court’s dangerous and irresponsible decision overturning Roe v. Wade renews our commitment both to protecting New Yorkers and to undoing the damage done by Donald Trump in appointing Judges whose commitment is to political ideology and not the U.S. Constitution.
In lieu of the irresponsible and dangerous SCOTUS decisions of the past week, the New Castle Democratic Committee calls on our local, state, and federal leaders to immediately take the following actions:
- Gov. Hochul must immediately bring the legislature into special session, and pass the Constitutional Amendment putting Abortion Rights into the Constitution of the state of New York. This must also include the rights to contraception, same sex marriage and the anti-discrimination protections of GENDA.
- President Biden must take executive actions and FDA regulatory steps to expand access to medication abortion.
- The President should also declare a public health emergency through the Department of Health and Human Services, protecting doctors treating at-risk patients in states where reproductive rights have been curtailed.
And we call on our fellow community members to vote, including in the New York Democratic Primary. Early voting runs today, tomorrow and Sunday, and primary day is Tuesday, June 28. Reproductive freedom is on the ballot. Marriage Equality is on the ballot. Basic human rights and protections are on the ballot.
New York must remain a state with protection and opportunity for all. The only way we can ensure that our state continues as a beacon of freedom is to make sure the Supreme Court’s flawed and dangerous decision has no reach into our community.
The New Castle Democratic Committee