Boston, MA (September 20, 2021) – Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court announced it will Dobbs v. Jackson, the most consequential case challenging abortion rights in the last 30 years, on December 1, 2021.

The following is a statement of Rebecca Hart-Holder, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts on that ruling. NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is the Commonwealth’s leading advocacy organization to protect and expand reproductive rights and freedom in the Bay State.

“Mississippi’s unconstitutional abortion ban was designed by anti-choice extremists buoyed by the hard-right turn of the Supreme Court.  The Mississippi case underscores that the fight for reproductive freedom must be fought and won on the state level. In spite of a clear and present danger to our bodily autonomy for decades, Congress has failed to act. This is a state-by-state, voter-by-voter battle to flip anti-choice seats so that anti-abortion laws are overridden and overturned. The good news is we have the vast majority of people on our side who believe in and will stand up for gender equality. Massachusetts is a national model for reproductive freedom and will continue to be a national leader to expand this grassroots fight across New England.”

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CONTACT:

Jon Latino

jon@prochoicemass.org

978 870 9388

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