Sherrill Shocked


U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-11) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:

“Like many Americans right now, I am shocked by the Supreme Court’s draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The majority of Americans stand behind the reproductive rights enshrined in the landmark 1973 case and reversing it goes against both settled law and the will of the people.

“Our founders were worried about the tyranny of the majority, but what we now face is a tyranny of the minority: the extreme right has attacked our voting rights, women’s rights, and continues work to undermine our system of democratic elections. The forthcoming partisan opinion – which includes the votes of three Trump appointed justices – carries out a decades-long attack on this constitutional right and a rollback of law that has been settled for half a century.

“Many of us feared this day would come, but that does not diminish how deeply disturbed I am today as a woman, a mother, and a lawyer.

“Overturning Roe threatens women’s safety and diminishes their economic future.

“I will pledge, along with all Americans who value their rights and personal autonomy, to be resolute in my commitment to stand up and protect our freedoms.”

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