8th District congressional candidates react to SCOTUS draft opinion to overturn Roe vs. Wade


All three 8th District congressional candidates have reacted to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) draft opinion to overturn Roe vs. Wade, which was first reported by Politico late last night.

Photo via SCOTUS Blog.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“If the conservative Supreme Court majority votes to overturn Roe v. Wade, it will forever be a stain on our nation’s history. I will ALWAYS fight to protect a woman’s right to choose,” Rob Menendez said in a statement.

“We must fight to retain the House and expand our majority in the Senate and urgently pass legislation to stop these vicious attacks on women’s health and reproductive freedom. I thank Governor Murphy and the New Jersey legislature for passing the historic Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act this year, codifying a woman’s right to choose into law.”

The Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act, signed in January, codifies the constitutional right to freedom of reproductive choice in New Jersey.

In a series of tweets, David Ocampo Grajales called for codifying Roe vs. Wade and expanding the court.

“No more excuses, it’s long past time to expand the court. If this holds true, justices appointed by presidents that LOST the popular vote will have revoked the right of child-bearing people across the country to control their own bodies,” he wrote.

“This opinion is a disgrace. Alito cites Ginsburg, quotes Lincoln, and in a footnote he cites an amici which argues that supporters for abortion are ‘motivated by a desire to suppress the African American population[.]’”

Finally, Ane Roseborough-Eberhard expressed herself succinctly on Twitter this morning.

“My body. My choice. I stand in support of Roe v Wade.”

The draft opinion is the first in modern history to leak while a case was still pending, Politico reported.

“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the draft.

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